|Bird of Paradise, Take 3|
12" x 12" Arches 100% cotton cold press paper
Not sure this Bird of Paradise is any better than Take 1 or Take 2 but I had fun trying. It may well be that Take 1 was better -- that's often the case with these repeat-paintings. When I look at that one now, I like the way those wormy petals look like they're moving. This one, by contrast, is rather static.
BUT I think I made progress on this one with the background in terms of texture and abstraction. That progress made me go back to Take 2 to darken the background to add abstraction there. In the end, I may prefer the new Take 2, which I guess actually makes it Take 4. See below.
Much can be learned with do-overs and re-visits.