Well, I ruined the banana painting and the painting and the grid are stupid, unoriginal and boring!!
So I washed it back to white (or almost white as some of the pale colors stayed on) and I started over. The painting is on gessoed watercolor paper so I could wash most of it off. Now with another idea in mind, I did it over and I like the second version much better. I'm thinking the "grid" is just the darks that flow in and around the bananas and leaves. While I was waiting for paint to dry on the other one, I finished the white poppy on masa paper. I'm pleased with it. It just needs a bit more work on the center before I glue it on watercolor paper and mat it. The painting is from a photo taken by Stephie20 at WetCanvas.
Tomorrow I am going to Zanesville, Ohio to meet the SWAP member who drew my name and has a painting for me - she's coming from West Virginia! We are meeting in Zanesville and it will be fun to meet in person and see the painting (I love all of Lenora's work so I know I will love it), and then we plan to have a late lunch and tour the Zanesville Art Center. What fun!!! So I'll post my figure drawings from this AM for tomorrow's entry...stay tuned!