I had wanted to paint this scene that I photographed at the Botanic Gardens a couple of years ago, but never got around to it. Now I know why I shied away from it for so many years. There are just too many colors, textures, leaves and light patterns in it to be a successful painting. I could paint until it's about an inch thick and still not reach my goal. I'm quitting right now before I suck the last breath of life out of it!