Two things coincided: I picked up this delightful little white vase at a nearby store, and I found these anoemones with a color that can burn holes in your retinas. It seemed like a match made in heaven, and even gave me the chance to explore painting white on white. Sort of. Hey, white actually has lots of colors in it. Check it out. I find it interesting that the shadows on the white vase look a little like watercolor, don't they?
I'm reading into Japonism. This might have elements of that: the oblique angle, the composition that isn't perfectly centered. More when I feel like it!