It's ok to start over!

Floral commission.  Start over when it's not right!Today I worked on a large commission painting for several hours.  When I thought I was done with the piece I was working on, I realized it was not quite right. 

The image is the unfinished painting and I was working on the eucalyptus leaves (blue).  They ended up far too dark and overpowered the flowers.  The foliage was meant to be a supporting part for the main floral focal points. 

The values and colours were just plain wrong.  So there was only one thing I could do and that was to wipe it off and to begin over.  

I mean, an Aussie should be able to paint eucalyptus!  Back to the easel tomorrow.  I've got to deliver this to Nebraska at the end of June, so I need to get a wriggle on!

Happy painting!

~ C :)