This one is in honour of my cat and his ability to sleep in the most unlikely places - commonly under a hedge but I am sure he would love a flower pot in the sun if he could find one that was free. This one is a bit more impressionistic in style than usual; I used lots of dabbing-type brush strokes and no blending apart from the pot. This is because it is a complicated subject for a little painting and I didn't want to over fuss it so it became illustrative in style, I wanted an immediacy. An impression, I suppose.
Speaking of which, in the news this morning I see that Sotheby's are proud to announce that the centrepiece of their auction on June 14th is a water lilies painting by Claude Monet. The estimate is £20-30 million (about $50 million). Don't think smashing my piggy bank or hunting down the back of the sofa for coins is going to cut it