Pastels on Tiziano sahara, 80x92 mm (3.2x3.6 in.)
I buy lots of vanilla, which comes in these little brown bottles. Since I like their shape, I have several of them sitting about. This afternoon I looked at one with the light shining though onto a white cloth, and was struck by the paleness of the shadow and the unexpected colors that appeared in it, almost a rainbow. So I quickly set up my pastels to try to capture that magic. It's hard to do!