I bought artichokes to cook for dinner and the first one that I cut did not have the pretty purplish red coloring in the center that is usually found there. So... I cut the second one open and found it to be really beautiful inside. Since I had just gotten this pretty new table-runner from IKEA, I decided it would be the background and I set it up in my new shadow box. I am getting much better shadows this way.
6 x 6 in. oil on museum quality panel