This painting started out as a closer view of the bouquet I started painting last week. There was a shadow on the wall of the slats of a rocking chair that I particularly liked. I was working on a black ground, so the painting quickly took on a very high-contrast, sharp-edged look. Not what I really wanted. I gave the painting the wipe-over today and I'm working back into it now.
this is how the painting looked before the "wipe over"