I wanted to get pretty loose with depicting these flowers--they're called Indian Paintbrush in fact. I was loose on the flowers, but spent a lot of time trying to get the Mason jar right. I like it, but I was frustrated about that. I really should have thought more and reversed things, making the jar more gestural and placing more detail in the flowers. Not thinking while painting is a problem for me. It's too easy for me, and a lot of other painters, to just put things on autopilot and not think about what the painting needs.