One of my collectors loaned me a flute. She hopes I can do painting of flute someday. I thought about this project for a long time. I found my usual approach didn't work well with this elegant and intricate instrument. It is very different from painting flowers. I have to follow many of my engineering discipline for this painting. Now I am out of my comfort zone now and explore new territories. I am glad I did it. There is a lot of fun to give precisely designed mechanical parts a painterly look. I think I will involve high-tech stuff into my still-lifes soon.
By the way, the magazine that has the article about me is on the shelf of major bookstore now. I hope you enjoy reading it.