"My Just Desserts" floral still life, which won a 2nd place award in 2009 in one of the Society of Independent Artists" show was eligible, along with my "Hallway" painting to be entered into the Annual Awards show AND has won a 4th place award overall!
This painting started out to be as a challenge painting for my painting group and I liked the results enough to enter it into shows and have been rewarded with several awards now.
The floral arrangement was on a table while we had lunch and we moved it to the window so that we could all see each other. And voila! The light through the window on the flowers and jar and water..... just called out "paint me"!