Painting by portuguese artist Duarte Vitoria - Vitoria is a huge inspiration for me as well. Not only do I feel a connection with the work because I am also Portuguese, but I absolutely the the perspective and loose color application.
~Goldfish are the classic pet. This is not surprising because goldfish are easy, and simple, yet have a beauty to them as well. Though not actually valuable, their name suggests a pet that has been cherished by many a family.