I was terribly excited over yesterday's rose. It looked so real. Note the past tense. :-)
Painting begins with good direction, and I need to find that with accurate drawings. Not some simple contour but a tonality map. At least I'm pretty sure that's what I need now, and I suspect many artists use this method regularly. In plain English, planning is critical.
In that spirit, here's a drawing with some detail. I'll create a transfer and refer to flower as well as drawing when I pick up the brush.
Odyssey 2010 is coming soon! Just a short ways up the road from my home, I will be visiting the vendors on Saturday. Some will be there only on that day whereas others will stay for an additionally two days, giving me opportunity to spend even more. ;-)