This beautiful bushes grows on our local school yard. I took several reference photos. This is my favorite one:
I painted this small picture from image above, just to get my colors right. It is a miniature painting 6 X 6 " on watercolor paper, primed with Colourfix. Mixed soft pastels.
Then I started on final version. This will be 11 X 14 ", Sennelier Pastel Card, mixed pastel.
So far I'm done with first layer plus some little extras.
And this is how I finally finished it. Probably will frame it tomorrow, if .... wait a second, it IS tomorrow!... Oh, well. Nothing unusual. :-)