A 20 min. painting, watercolor and water soluble pencil on watercolor sketchbook paper, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". I dove right in, no pencil sketch here. I was really trying to capture the light of the candle flame and challenging myself once again with glass. This votive holder has a star shaped bottom that bounced the light around in an interesting way. The spontaneous effect of the paint in the background is neat; one of the things that makes me keep going back to watercolor is its unpredictability.