|I was visiting my sister in Vancouver a few days ago, and her gorgeous hollyhocks caught my camera's eye.|
|I painted the cast shadows first, with a mix of aureolin, permanent rose and indanthrone blue. Then did some of the form shadows in a mix of aureolin, perm. rose and cobalt blue.|
|I painted the leaves and stalk in different mixes and glazes of aurelin, quin. gold, quin. burnt orange and phthalo green[YS].|
|More work on the form shadows.|
|I saw a lot of very soft reflected colors in the petals. I used aureolin, the pink, cobalt blue, quin. sienna and phthalo green - all very thinly.|
|Here is where I am right now. It's really quite lovely and delicate, and I am loath to put in a background. What do you think?|
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