Pam painted this artichoke twice. The image above is the second one with the first one below. She wasn't satisfied with the colours and contrast of the first one and decided to try it again with this in mind. 

She worked so hard to depict the leaf texture in the first painting that everything else was forgotten until she stepped back and saw what was missing.  

The second painting considered the whole in balance with the details, including volume, depth of colour and shadows while retaining the ridges in the leaves she worked so hard for previously. 

The result is a strong, confident and complete painting. 

It often takes more than one go to really see a subject and paint it well, but the results speak for themselves.