thank you .
sHolmes .. I wanted the diagnol to push you back up to the flower. I figured if the eye travels from left to right, once it got to the right it might help to lead it back to the left. Guess I failed on that one.
Margaret, yes, I am self-learned. My thoughts are that the eye is easily tricked and as long as you have a few well placed storkes the rest need only imply and the eye will finish the piece for you. The eye can paint much better than I can so my art is all about color and illusion.