Well. This is the third little vase I purchased at Off the Wheel Pottery in Door County, made by artist Courtney Hancock, and by far the most difficult to paint with all those little leaves. I hope I didn't get too "precious," the kiss of death for a painting. I think it will be easier to paint on a larger format. I am happy with the geranium after struggling with the color. In case you are wondering about the title, geraniums are rarely my first choice flower for the garden because I don't think of them as being a glamorous choice, but I always end up delighted with them. This one was a lucky find at Costco this spring and graces our patio with a giant splash of color that says, "Welcome home!"