8.5x11 watercolor over Micron 01 pen drawing on Masters paper, a work in progress begun today. I decided to do another one of these Texas wildflowers as a WIP to show the stages and progression. I do direct painting, so what is seen here is the first and final application. I want the value to be the strength and vibrancy when dry as watercolor dries 40% lighter than your initial wash. Photo images were taken a few years ago when we had enough rain for the wild beauties to bloom; this spring the wildflower crop was a scarce display. Redhats are also called prairie coneflower. I've put a watermark COPYRIGHT KAY SMITH 2013 across my afternoon's work in progress even though it is not finished. Too many images stolen already this year!