In class today we started with thumbnails, an exercise often neglected as we usually just want to get on with the painting. We saw that our first look may not be the best or most interesting composition, so we did three. We looked at them as objectively as possible asking, which would make the best painting? I kept my demo simple with the focal point being the light area of green background against the edge of the flower. Lots of simplification of the shapes in the glass and the petals of the flower.