As with the first crocus, these ones grew in my garden. Since I was using the same pallete for the two crocus paintings, I painted them together. As I waited for one to dry, I would work on the other. The system seemed to work just fine.
Now this was all my own. I grew the flower in my yard. I took the photo. I painted it myself. I was now putting into practice what I was learning from others. This was something I could feel good about.