Detail, Tulip Study #4
I won't even show the #2 and #3 studies.
And #4 got pretty dark, pretty fast. I should call it "Gothic Tulips." Must be all this cold and rain in northern CA. Not complaining, mind you--we need the rain.
I kind of like the cropped version of #4 (see second image, above), but #1 is still probably my favorite. I like the lighter touch.
Watercolor purists would probably not let the pencil lines show, and they certainly wouldn't darken the pencil lines, like I did on #4.
Just another day on the watercolor learning curve.