Well, here it is the end of August, and I've finished the small paintings. Even with that, I may need to refine some areas. The very center leaf may be too bright and undefined. Also, need to oil out to enrich the colors.
I see from the last posting that I haven't been keeping a running account of daily progress. When I first began strictly using Dioxin purple it looked very gray juxtaposed next to the magenta. Now that the magenta is completely covered, the purple appears more chromatic. There is more to be done with the blossoms before returning to the leaves.