As we were going to bed last night, I passed my most recent still life painting and say how happy I was with it. So my husband said he agreed but could he say just one thing. Yeah, sure, go ahead. The background dominates the figure too much. You don’t mind me saying that do you? No, I said, smiling, that is how it is meant to be, she can’t escape the pattern Smiling, Gordon says Wow, I was right LOL.