This painting started out with a trick of the eye. I saw a small picture and at first glance thought that there were goldfish swimming out of the flowers. Upon closer inspection of the image I realized I was mistaken and the gold color I saw was just the inner part of the flower. For a moment I felt disappointed that it wasn't goldfish. My disappointment quickly vanished with the sudden inspiration to create that image myself. This was now my idea, my whim, and I could make it happen!