I worked on Bloom! a bit more. I think it's done now and I think I should crop out the right side just a bit more so the dark center isn't dead center and to get rid of some of that warm orange that takes our eye there. My wc teacher, Sandy, said the same thing so we're thinking the same way.
And while letting that rest, I began painting the little morning glory/trellis painting I haven't been able to do well - doesn't look like this is going to turn out either but I'll keep trying to figure it out. This really puzzles me...but I see how dark the background is behind the flowers and leaves and I see how warm those leaves are (I need more warms to bring that forward!). Will take the misket off, darken some more, and see what happens. I'm not having much hope for this one. Why is is so hard to do this little painting?
Well, when in doubt just crop it out!! This little painting just got smaller - I cropped off the top, some of the bottom and some of both sides - it's getting to be postcard sized! And it looks better online than in real life :( One more time on this and just misket the whites and nothing else - then go in loose and paint and try it that way.