I admit I didn't start out thinking this way, but the more I painted this box the more I thought of Van Gogh.
The heat from the lamp I used to light up the still life also warmed up the inside of the box. My studio smelled like a Chinese restaurant at 8 AM.
I was imagining what if they had Chinese take-out when old Vincent was alive. He probably would have painted the box. At one point I know Vincent Van Gogh copied oriental prints and designs and incorporated the design elements into his paintings so this is a proper tribute.
This is the second painting in my Peter's Day sale. You are only 52 once.