Egg carton sitting open on the table with a strong beam of sunlight coming in on it from a side window! It was stunning! I spent a while taking pictures until the sun sank too low and all grew plain again. Now I am playing with variations on this theme. My first iteration is on the table now, accepting neutral colors in layers and working magic once again. Below is the work as of 1-7-15 Even now it shows promise.
In a box in the studio is a set of tiles (see image above) onto which I am painting each section of the painting on paper. These will be mounted and shown together as a mosaic, if I ever get ready to do the transfer.