Here is my 17th painting! I went to the grocery store to pick up a few items, and knowing that I had to paint flowers next, thought I would just pick up something there. The problem was everything looked a little tired. Maybe it's the wrong day of the week. The only flowers that looked fresh and strong were the chrysanthemums of course. They're always available and come in so many colours and varieties. Better yet, I decided to pick up a potted 'mum'; then I can put it in my garden in the spring, (hopefully it'll survive until then).