I used a John Lovett technique to soften the edges of this too-busy painting (using white gouache and a hake brush).
I also darkened the center of interest and added a little more pizzaz to the redder of the lizards. And a little yellow green to the larger lizard to make him stand out a bit more.
This original painting was "okay" but awfully busy and with no center of interest to draw the eye to.
Watercolor on Arches 140#
11 x 15 (quarter sheet)
Note: These are little gems are actually called