I really struggled with the subject but loved what was happening in the lower part of the painting, so ended up scraping out the top third and repainted it to better match the style of the bottom. We have been having some amazing evening light here, and that came through in my solution. Good to show my students how to scrape back and try it again. I love modeling my failures and my attempts to figure it all out -I have learned the most from that process.
Here is my sunflower painting from yesterday - the painting isn't really this dark but I don't have photo editing on my phone -but you get the drift : )