I have gone back to the first Hydrangea and added the petal veins (I think that it what you call them) into it. Sitting it beside the second Hydrangea painting showed how necessary it was and I am very pleased with the result. I can tell you I was very nervous painting on the white viens, hoping that I was not about to stuff the whole thing up. Sometimes you really have to be very brave as an artist. I painted the veins on in white paint then went back over them in pencil to knock them back and work them into the painting.
Making this change has sorted out a couple of problems for me. The colours had dominated the picture and it was a little rainbowish. The white veins have broken the colour up and given more movement and definition to the petals and little flowers. It has also given them a more crinkled look and it sits much more comfortably with the second painting in the series.
Here is a comparison of the two together for you. The second photo is much better quality than the first.
I have started the third one which will be more purple, I have given you a sneak preview of it though it is just at the underpainting stage.
I am still keen to do some more 3d work, but I will keep focused on this series and not get distracted. So I am being good and strong, till after these last two are done, then I will have a little play.