Just when I'd resigned myself to not putting any work in this show (and with only a week until the deadline) I finally got the inspiration!!!
On the bus on the way home from work I saw a woman holding a silk fan, the shape of it reminded me of the old style hand mirrors, which ties in with 'vanity'. Here's the drawing I did in my journal.
And here's the painting. It's called 'Imperfect Reflection'.
It was one of those joyous ones that almost painted itself. Feeling ambitious now (!!!) I've started another canvas, this one is on the theme of gluttony/greed, and it's the complete opposite, I just can't get it right. I've been going back to it all weekend - to repaint this colour, change the sky, paint out those flowers... If it ever gets kind of finished I'll post a photo.