A friend told me she would like to have a picture of some purple grapes for her kitchen. I looked at a lot of pictures of purple grapes on the internet and didn't see anything that appealed to me. Finally I combined ideas from several different pictures to make the one I wanted.
When I first started painting, it was tole painting. I did a lot of mushrooms and fruit. Then I graduated to barns, ducks, and all the other things that one tends to paint when first starting. Now I pretty much stay away from a lot of that stuff. I really did so many, I burned out on them.
But I actually like the grape picture. I didn't know if I would enjoy the process, but it was fun taking different elements and putting them together into one picture.