I unfortunately could not finish this painting but I was able to get most of it done in the time given us. I decided to put the leaf in the glass because I do not usually involve nature in my paintings. Also, another girl was working on this painting with me and we both agreed to do the leaf as te object in the glass. My main focus was for it to look like a glass cup and not a 2 dimensional painting. I also wanted to show the light showing through the glass and capture the shapes that form inside of the glass.