i thought you might find it interesting to see the drawing -and then the final art at the end of the day.
Here is the basic final; its needs a lot of finesse -clarity of line and precise edges. the vase in particular needs attention. i chose a milked down ultramarine for the background which reflects the way the sky tends to deepen in color in fall. then i shifted the ultramarine a bit in the hue slider to a purer pyrole blue.
with almost all my illustrations, i will put the image in photoshop and look at areas in extreme magnification to see what needs further attention and to try on new colors. i really like this khaki background. its unexpected. but if i go with this color, im going to need to bump up the intensity of the yellow spider mum. it should go to a browner yellow at the tips. that would look good.
i also like this warm buttery background. maybe a bit warmer still -but not more yellow. i was thinking about adding some faded textural layers on top of the flat color; possibly linear insects barely perceptible. but, im finished for the day. time to go let Easter have some free range time. Trout is already at Chickory with V -so its just me and the hens tonight.