Somewhere along the way, I lost my direction and lost the freshness of this painting. I won't spend more time on it - unless I try a really dark bg all around the flowers just to see what I can come up with. Oh, well, a success rate of .333 isn't that bad - for now. I liked the flow and the blossoms in the earlier bg but it needed darkening - so I thought. But I didn't pull it off this time. Maybe I could do something on the other side (hate to waste a good piece of Twinrocker paper).
\Version prior to the last one, background darker but still not too bad.
Version I was at when I probably should have left the bg untouched and just worked on the pitcher plants instead.