For the color group, we were to do two paintings from the same photo but trying for a different mood in each. I'm not sure I succeeded with this one as the alternate to the blue - maybe I need to put more energy into the strokes, or something...oh well, each one can't be a winner.
I'm very happy with the blue hydrangea painting, "Am I Blue?" so that is enough for me for now :) I am finished with this one - not another stroke to go.
And got some more comments about the pitcher plant painting and what it needed or what I could do to make it better. I think it just needed a true center of interest (COI) and had to drop my attachment to the ruffled edges of the Twinrocker paper and crop it so the background was not competing with the flowers and there was a place for your eye to focus. So that's what I did. Better? I think so but I may give it another day or two to sit and let it sneak up on me what it still might need. Looking at it this way, I think I still need to push back the sides a bit - perhaps a light glaze of cobalt blue so the sides are not as pretty and prominent as the middle parts.
I don't have any ideas for new paintings so will take some time and read through my new Watercolor magazine that came yesterday :) Something in there always inspires me.