I am making some progress on this piece. The warmer colors are put down dry and in sharper focus to bring the flower image to the foreground. I am adding waterdroplets to the flower in the forground and using solvents and burnishing to create a blurry background area. I think this is 80% complete.
I have been working on this floral piece while the temperatures plummet. I think it is keeping me optimistic that spring will be here soon. I am using this piece as a lesson in one of my Colored Pencil Drawing classes on combining solvents with colored pencils. This is also an example of how to make some objects "read" in the foreground, and make other elements fade to the background. Working on beautiful flowers is a joy for me, especially in the winter.
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