OK, clearly I have been abducted and this was done by the five-year-old next door!!! No really, this was fun and I learned a lot. I used aureolin yellow, rose madder genuine, cobalt blue and veridian which I now know are transparent watercolours!!! I prepared the grid, painted washes, let them dry and then did the same thing twice more. It was interesting to watch the colours change, to watch the paint go where I didn't want it to (!!!) and to watch the lovely blooms forming (I've always loved flowers, don't you??!!). But still, I am somewhat encouraged and today am going to try mixing colours on the palette and seeing where that goes (maybe directly into the bin, but we'll see!). And I'm working on another photo transfer piece....really, who does housework anymore???