I have been experimenting with a more stylized look—inspired by the Art Nouveau movement. I really enjoy creating pleasing lines and designs. This painting is one I am very happy with, believe me, there are many works that leave me somewhat dissatisfied. I have been recently pulling paintings out of my closet that never quite worked and have turned them into finished works that I feel are successful. It is all a learning process, I would encourage other artists to keep going, painting even when it is hard, you will always be making progress and growing.