Sometimes taking pictures of my own work is obviously important, but sometimes taking photos of other things helps me look again back at the image and find inspiration. Recently I went somewhere new and a bit far from home for brunch with my family. Of course, while I am a painter, I took my camera with me as I often do and took several photos I found may contain inspiration for a painting. I loved the chandeliers in this place so took several photos of them. In this photo, which I like, it gives me a sense of how I might arrange color fields, textures, or shapes.