This is the ninth painting in my Copper Pot series. I work from photographs I have taken myself. When tackling a painting like this, I rely on the composition that I created using my camera. Then I break it up into small manageable areas which I mentally turn into abstract sections. I then approach each area as a non-objective "piece of the puzzle", dealing with color and value rather than subject. Masking tape is used to protect unpainted sections that I want to deal with later. Because of the photo, I know where I am going, it's just a matter of getting there.