I was working on the Filoli Series and somewhere towards the end, my husband surprised me with a beautiful bouquet of roses. They just looked so gorgeous up close I had to (just had to you see) paint them. I was also curious to see what might happen if I really looked in closer at a flower... would it be recognizable as a rose? Would it be too odd? Or, most hopefully, would it be a beautiful abstraction. Loved taking this little abstraction detour. What lovely little life detours have you taken and enjoyed?