Touches of darker color here and there finished off the pelicans painting. It's an odd size (because I cropped off quite a bit of the viewer's right side that was just water) so it's painted surface is 13" x 14" - going to be fun to get it matted and framed! Oh, well, I NEVER finish a painting in a standard size when I can make it an odd one! haha
And another bit of dropping in color on the hollyhocks, thinking about what gets pushed back with darker color and what should come forward in the painting. Will probably do 1 more layer of the 3 main colors like this and then go in with a dark mixture - maybe Quinacridone Magenta and Indanthrone Blue - to touch in some very dark darks here and there to finish. The work now will be done in the lower left up to the mid-point of the flowers but I won't touch the upper part again. I want to leave that sunlit look.
And what should I do next? Well, I'm thinking about a baby portrait of our new grandson, who arrived on Mother's Day :) Not sure I can capture that just-born freshness but it might be fun to try!