As soon as I peeled the masking off last night I knew the frame was too cool and dark. Today on the road for a few hours I saw stone everywhere, and most of it was of lighter values than my work. I noticed a lot of warm colors too.
Tonight's work is a bit too pink but I think I'm working into better hues. Next up is to lightly incise any edges, mask with acetate so the leaf shows through, and then blast the entire frame in one operation. Later I can work in overall shading and bevel details.
Tomorrow I begin my first in person botanical art class! Actually, this would have been my second weekly class... Somehow or other I botched up the schedule. Is this what happens when one retires? :-)