In the garden she is Queen

Someone whose opinion I highly respect told me once that my paintings were far to complex and overwhelming, that they contain too much information for most people to be able to comfortably absorb. Instead, I should simplify by creating a whole piece out of one detail of what would normally just be texture in my regular pieces. I started this image with one such isolated detail from a much larger painting. I couldn’t help myself though. It seemed to simplistic, so I added a few layers.