Firstly, thank you for the responses to the last post. There were some real words of wisdom and encouragement there, and I appreciate that.
I’m still looking at paper and colour, feeling a few different ways through. I noticed how different this same composition looks and feels depending on the ground it sits on. Here it is on a white ground:
… and on black:
I like what the darkness does to the colours in this second version. Sometimes I think we just need to sing in the dark, knowing that eventually the dawn will break.