This painting is just a study....messing around with mixed media over a watercolor that had value problems. Just one half step darker than you should on a white object in shadow and you loose the form. It's not a white vase anymore. The same with light colored flowers. Since I hate to use puddle colors in watercolor...(and you have to in the lighter values) I usually get things too dark. I'm speaking of direct alla prima watercolor (no layers) Also my watercolors suffer because I don't do them often in preference to oil. I still love watercolor though and plan to do more and use this blog as a sounding board. Any comments are totally welcome.