Today's painting was experimental. My inspiration was the 6x6" format I've seen on other daily painters' blogs, and the strong graphic style I've been admiring lately. I started with an eye-catching 4x6" photo of cherries from the WetCanvas Photo Reference Library, and did my best to achieve a painterly effect with the pastels in a square format. I think it was successful, but a lot of the credit goes to the photographer. I liked it so much, in fact, I made giclee prints of it!