The Flourish series began in early September this year following an inspiring visit to the Sylvan Lake, Alberta cut flower farm run by Kari Duke and Leigh Halvorson. Kari gifted me with this lovely bouquet after my tour of the farm and I was so inspired I painted it - twice! Kari was the recipient of the first painting and the second is this one, entitled "Beginnings". I love the strong sunlight in this painting and how it reflects off the petals of the flowers and creates interesting shadows. "Beginnings" has me excited to continue working with strong light and shadow in future work. It is 20x16" acrylic on canvas and is wired and ready to hang. Signed jlm'19.