Earlier this week, the "study in red" above appeared randomly as I helped a friend fix dinner. She put the hibiscus on the counter, I made a cup of tea and casually put that on the counter as I pulled out some watermelon to slice for the meal. My friend walked into the kitchen and was struck by the still life that had been created unintentionally. She insisted I sketch it. Even though I felt more like sitting down to eat rather than drawing, I quickly drew and painted the grouping. Voilà.