Australia Native Wattle in it's numerous varieties is out in abundance this time of year (Winter). Although this painting is mostly blue, in truth I have painted it in celebration of the wattle. The blue bowl was purchased especially to complete my composition. I had more china in the composition initially but when the shadow pattern emerged I felt the other pieces were surplus. What a terrific pattern the light made. That soon became my focus. Inspiration for the table cloth came from a piece of wrapping paper that I found recently. It has white fish swirling all over an indigo background. It reminds me of a Japanese print.