I took several photos for reference but the camera was having trouble with the light and colour, eventually I go a couple of dark shots that I was very happy with.
To get the strong, deep colours I used a base layer of water colour pencils and then normal pencils over the top with some mineral spirits to help them blend. Some drawings are so enjoyable you don't want to finish them and this was one of them.... Inflorescence sold to a collector of my work before it was even finished, she has kindly allowed me to hold on to it until the end of August so that it can be displayed during the Open Studio Event that I'm taking part in. #worcestershireopenstudios
Museum Aquarelle & Luminance coloured pencils
30cm x 40cm
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