My painting is of a room in the chateau in which I stayed this summer when I traveled to France. This was a small room off of the breakfast room that overlooked the fields and scenery behind the house. The medium used to create this work is oil paint. Cool colors that have low intensity (in shades of green) are used in this painting in order to create a calm feeling in the room. I used repetition in shapes and vertical and horizontal lines in order to create visual interest and a sense of stability. The color variation in the flowers draws the viewers eye into vase of flowers, making it the focal point of the painting.