Here is my painting from the Daily Paintworks Value Challenge. (See previous post). As you can see I went with the 3rd lighter background option. I am happy with that decision. As you can also see I ditched the peony. It just wasn't working. Even if I could have painted it well I don't think it would have looked right.
This watering can was another garage sale find. $1.00! I think this prop will be in more paintings in the future.