It's spring, the camellias are blooming - time to paint! How to make a light-struck area without painting pasty pink? I used a medium that allowed me to thin my reds and apply the oil almost like watercolor-very dilute with the white of the canvas showing through. I like the shape of the vase and the repeat in the circular arrangement of the flowers. Since this one just sold, look for more of my work at the Vashon Art Studio Tour the first two weekends in May. Link to map of Vashon Art Studio Tour.