A long time ago my wife had these Chinese lanterns I rescued from the recycle yard in this old wooden basket we still have. I had taken pictures of it inside our house. I captured it when early morning light struck it and created this terrific silhouette. When I started this painting, I tried to abstract the background and then tried to present the arrangement as if it were spotlighted.
The colouring of the bulbs was a challenge but they turned out pretty good.