Well, the snowdrops are as finished as they are going to be. Not quite the mini-masterpiece I was aiming for but good enough to go in the sketchbook for future reference.
The problem was the leaves. Always a tricky one when there are loads of them and they are crossing this way and that through the composition. The drawing looked good to start with but, as I worked through the stems and leaves I could tell that I wouldn't really like the finished result. So I completed a few, just to get the feel of the colours and textures and left it at that. Fickle, I know but sometimes when something isn't coming together there is no point, (here's a turn of phrase for you!) 'flogging a dead horse'. Difficult to picture my poor old snowdrops in quite the same manner but I am sure you get the point. Easy come, easy go and somethimes you have to know when something isn't worth continuing, regardless of what you do. Better luck next time.
|All in a tangle. There was something not right about|
those leaves at the back.