I painted these lilies in my garden yesterday. The evening sun was soft and warm. As I was sitting, all alone, amidst my garden flowers and other plants, I felt such harmony and unity with the surrounding nature - the gentle evening wind, the slowly setting sun, the buzz of many insects. And, at the same, time I was in a rush to finish the painting before it gets dark. So, I was in two conflicting moods. By the way, this size (6x8) is new to me, since they have only started selling boards of this size in Dick Blick Art Materials.