I wasn’t impressed when I went with the first iteration of lily pads in yellow. It really looked like there was no “there” there. I consoled myself by remembering that this is what often happens on the first pass, even though I really thought perhaps it had no salvation. But rules are rules, at least in my habitat, so I made no decision except to keep moving along. Thankfully the second pass in red added some depth and shape to the pads. They will need at least one more coat, the last one being some shade of violet. And if you look at the second pass, maybe my last comment about this painting (think “flotilla”) will start to make sense.
On a totally different topic, I know a lot of artists are really enthusiastic about the annual “Inktober” event. If you follow a bunch of artists on social media you’ll see them putting out an ink drawing a day this month. Since I lack sufficient enthusiasm I’m just going to cheat and post an occasional ink drawing from my past, when it seems like I had a whole lot more time on my hands than I do nowadays. That’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it!