Today I tried the harlequin lupine again and I think the colors and pollination process on this are more clear. I was so engrossed that I didn’t even notice the bug bites I got until I returned home. Nature may be lovely, but she can also be highly annoying and painful. Anyhow, I think after these studies and one failed painting of them I am familiar enough with the flower by now that I can do a larger painting on tinted paper. Think I will try it on a very pale blue background.