Boy oh boy are these getting tough. Flowers are always hard (and they look so easy!) and this one was no exception. Now we’re on day 12 these paintings are starting to go in a pattern. First all is well – the drawing looks good and I start off with the paint feeling fine. Then EVERYTHING GOES WRONG. Some bits look over fussy – others look sloppy. Some edges are too hard, others too soft. Some bits have too much contrast and others not. You get the idea. I was seriously considering throwing in the towel half way through this but then got to a point that I’m also now getting very familiar with. It’s the ‘what’s the worst that could happen – it’s already ruined’ point. This is where I throw caution to the wind and just start lobbing paint at the paper to see what comes out. Usually this doesn’t work but this time I think it came back from the brink. Specifically I starting adding in many more darks and also the dark leaves behind the flowers. Just about got away with it.