After another layer on the lab, a little more work on Pepper, and brightening the highlights on Molly I turned to the water. At last it was time to put in the water drops and that was FUN! Then I did what I almost never do: thinking that I was finished I sprayed the painting with fixative. I made that choice because I really wanted to keep the whites. But now that I look at it, I think I should darken the top part to break up the water and improve the composition. I’m not sure that will be successful over the fixative, but I’ll give it a try tomorrow.