I tend to have a few paintings on the go at once. This is to let one dry while I work on others. During this process, I often line the paintings up to see how they interact with each other. Sometimes the colours just work out.
This grouping reminded me of December, holiday celebrations, holly, wreaths, evergreen trees, decorations, ribbons, stars, and even the smells of pine and baking pies.
(image credit Kimberli Werner)