I started this painting totally different than my usual procedure. I sketched it in in colored pencil and painted on top of that. I like the results, but it was a lot of effort for a painting that is not significantly better than what I have been doing. I feel like the drawing did not keep me from keeping it loose which can happen. What really caught my attention with this image is the crossing lines and lovely design. I didn't wanted to reproduce the flowers in detail but give an impression of what they look like in a glance. It took me a while to figure out how I wanted the background sky to look...but I like how it looks now.