First, I did this:
These are both painted with the exact same colors -Permanent Rose, Winsor Lemon and Manganese Blue. I did add a little Cobalt Turquoise to the second one in some of the leaves.
These are preliminary paintings for a portrait. It seems like a good idea to make them as paintings on their own so these are finished 5 x 7 pieces.
Thoughts and comments are welcome. The portrait is underway, but I'll let there be a little mystery about which way it goes.