My time has not been my own over the last 4 weeks because a bad storm made a wreck of my yard and a tree fell on my studio, totaling the entire space. But I was able to paint in a makeshift corner for 2 days. When I'm really distracted or worried, I find it difficult to get into my creative zone in my head. But once I start, all seems better with the world. In this little painting, I was trying to capture the luminescence of the orange with the light going through. I purchased this little black cup on eBay, and have used it several times in paintings. It's a challenge painting reflected objects on black, remembering to keep the values low.