The other paintings I took to class Thursday and worked on.
Self-portrait with Bowler, before (cropped to show less of the white background at the time):
Self-portrait with Bowler, after (this painting is on gessoed watercolor paper so I could work the shape of the face more to get a better shape):
And the American Lotus - pure watercolor this time,
And will show the final stage when I make the two changes suggested in class. So stay tuned!