I have reached the nearly finished stage of this painting. I will stare at it and scrutinize it for a few days to see if I feel the need to go back in and color balance or make any adjustments at this time. The amount of work on this painting reminds me a lot of a previous transparent watercolor piece "Raindrops on Sedum" (below) in terms of complexity. This painting won Best in Show at the CSPWC S's For the Love of Art Associate Show in Halifax in 2006. Both of these paintings had a false start. I had them drawn out, started painting them and decided to abandon the first drawing and start over. Phew, thank goodness I do not get that urge too often!