Sometimes ideas for paintings just don't jump to the forefront of my brain. When that happens I have lots of impressionists to choose from. A Matisse still life is my favorite. This painting is representative of one he did in 1918. Of course the colors are different and I used a jar instead of a glass of water, etc.
However, that being said, I see painters in galleries painting paintings by the masters. Their task is to copy the painting and by doing so they will learn the techniques. And on days like today, I want to do just that. I am unwilling to use the oils though. I still prefer the acrylic and hair dryer method.