After two days of guided paintings, the third day we had our own pictures to paint from. I had a picture taken 7 or 8 years ago of cone flowers in my summer garden. I always loved that picture and was thrilled with the one I painted. I have heard people say some paintings 'paint themselves' and that's how this seemed. What I really like about Dreama is the she would come around and ask us what we thought of the paintings, encouraging us to identify the things that would work to improve them. As she said, once we identify what needs to be changed we know what to do. I posted this on facebook immediately, but I'm posting it again to have it on my blog.