|Happy as Sunflowers, pastel, 12 x 9|
I'm finding that, especially with florals, I need to keep the initial stages of the painting as abstract as possible, and only "think flowers" later in the process. I started with a monochromatic underpainting of dark blue/purple using an alcohol wash on mounted Uart paper.
Below is an unfinished version of the painting...where I left off at the end of my demo. The finishing touches were completed after the class.