I painted this piece early morning, just after I had this incredible dream of a pound filled with Lotus flowers & leaves shimmering in gold as if covered with golden dust. The misty, glowing & other worldly effect was amazing. It felt like heaven. The whole scene was so serene filling my soul with peace & hope. I painted it really fast so as not to loose the essence of my dream. i started painting immediately as I woke up. I'm really happy with the results.