I was not happy with this one. I read the comments and Lisa said it lacked the darks in the background that I achieved with the first version...so...I went in with "black" that reads too heavy in this photo, but it's not that heavy in real life. In fact, it has a nice variety of black and then peeking from the black is the Moonglow I put on after I didn't like the Shadow Violet (too pale). I did not paint the stems in and kind of like them white like that so will leave them for now.
What do you think? Better with the dark bg or should I have left it alone? I should plan these things out better - just because it's a simple composition does not mean you can forget your values and color temperatures (note to self!!).
And then I began another, this time starting the background with a pour of just 3 colors - yellow, red and blue. I'm sure many of you have done this. In this version, the pours come first, then you draw in the subjects and begin painting with your brush.