The mums are coming along just fine. After the initial block in and color lift I contoured the vase a bit and worked on the flower pedals. And bottom row the blossoms have become quite yellow. That is all part of the plan. That under painting, along with the in red in the shadows under them (anchoring them to the surface) will be very useful as the piece progresses. This painting will be about the whiteness of the mums, but white is rarely really white, is it?
The final steps are refining, fixing edges by making them softer or harder to get the feel I am looking for. And the finished painting is below.