The purples, rusts, greens and shades of yellow combined with the foot-lighting technique created the feeling (at least for me) of rich textured fabrics of the costumes, painted props and backdrops of the cabaret scene in Paris.
Touslouse Lautrec sat at the same table every night at the Moulin Rouge sketching everything that caught his fancy, particularly the dancers. At the end of a long night he would go home and the next day he would make paintings from his sketches.
These sunflowers and purple statice painted against a rich rust backdrop are waiting to entertain an appreciative audience...
16x20 oil on canvas, (needs some drying time)