My first intention was to have the berries very large on the picture plane. But, I love this old clear glass plate and got carried away wanting to show more of it. Now the painting is more about the dark/light contrast of berries against the white napkin and the strong diagonal line of cloth and table top. Second time I've painted raspberries. What I've learned is that it takes patience to keep layering the various reds and a very light touch with sable brushes to lay wet over wet. And lastly, going back and redefining the edges of each berry. I wasn't nit-picky about each berry's little bumps, just a suggestion of them...not enough room or patience to do that. A scientific illustrator I'm not.