|Lady Slipper 4|
Watercolor and pencil
In 5.5 x 8.5" Canson Montval Watercolor Sketchbook
Well, I had to give it one more shot last night while sitting on the porch and listening to a storm rolling in. Tried to incorporate what I learned with previous versions:
not too heavy on the line (I did use some pencil but look, Ma, no ink!), simplify the background, and keep it a little looser. I've tested a few people's opinions, and so far Lady Slipper 3 (the gouache version) is the favorite, but this one, Lady Slipper 4, is mine.
But this fact remains: none of these versions touches my heart as much as does peeking at the real thing.