A square format canvas 16″ x 16″ displaying two roses in heavy sunlight. The title belies the artists intention here. There is a clearness to the subject and sense of space in this piece, with edges depicting both near and far objects. Although the main blooms are quite tightly rendered there is , never the less, a softness that pervades the whole composition. The change in colouration of the shadows create the excitement, especially the cool to warm transition in the main flower. ” I wanted to express a feeling of calm when painting this, it was my intention. I felt cool and refreshed when gazing at it”.