As soon as I figured I wasn’t happy with my first take I marked up some things I wished I’d done differently: notes for my next take.
Nothing stops you from trying to ‘salvage’ a piece like writing notes all over it. Thank you Tom Hoffmann.) Especially when you’re working in watercolors, salvaging doesn’t work so well…
Here’s take 2.
I’m happier with this one, and did manage to work in some of my notes from that first piece. I also ended up losing some bits I liked, (most notably the light on the top rim of the boat) but I did like the better articulated figures and the greyer colors here.