Finally finished. This is a mixed water media piece on Arches 300lb cold pressed paper. I have never combined acrylic and watercolor previously. So, I have learned a lot from this process - get over yourself - use a masking solution. I started with the sky - four watercolor washes and three in acrylic. The incredibly stubborn part of me resits masking. So I started with the sky, painting around the flowers - big mistake. This left a dark ridge around the flowers - several washes later, hmmm... I had a problem to fix.
I subscribe to the theory that is isn't anything you cannot fix. So, I pulled out my acrylic tube of cobalt blue- mixed it with the watercolor paint I was using and it worked - only took three washes to fix it! Did I mention that I am stubborn with this stuff?
Anyway, I love the result! On to more experimentation!