The source image, in Black & White at the center of the painting, is a wonderful Still Life by Juan Sanchez Cotan, from the Art Institute of Chicago collection. This work has inspired me since I first encountered it in the late 1980s. I have frequently had a reproduction in the studio as inspiration. This is its first appearance in my trompe l'oeil work. The ground is of colors from the 'permuted tricolor series, but edge handling is experimental.