Not having a reference photo to go by, relying on memory, and these vases and urns i have around the house makes it all the more difficult and challenging at the same time.
I am happier at least that the centres have been toned down and now have some depth to them. They were just too loud and lacked sensitivity. Now, I feel it's going in the right direction and strikes a more melodious tone in keeping with the rest of the composition.
This alteration however resulted in having to paint some of the back petals stronger, using that delicious colour Permanent Rose to bring back some of the vitality of the first version, feeling it needed this, to lift it, and thus making for a nice contrast against all the blue.
I will paint this again from scratch, as i am not entirely happy with the centres looking like they have been re worked... Looking at it closely (IRL) it is a little lacklustre in that specific area, it does annoy me not having the freshness of a first watercolour application.
Well back to the easel with this one!