This work has a beautiful graphic design, as well as a sense of whimsy with colored umbrellas turned up and upside-down. The layered background reflects the artist's mixed-media approach to her art. This work is printed on archival paper and set on a white mat. It is framed in silver-finished wood. Known for her spontaneity in developing images, Judy Paul blends traditional techniques as well as the non-traditional -- such as the digital photography, vintage papers, and typography she uses in her collage paintings. Inspired by nature, Paul intuitively blends shapes, color, and texture and then refines the image until it gels. In her words, "Sometimes the paintings start out as one subject or image and then evolve into something completely different. Painting is like living -- you start out with a plan and stay open to the opportunities as you move along."