Pastel, 16 x 12
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I enjoyed observing the shapes and shadows here with the subtle gradations of colors shifting from blues, greens and lavenders. The warm pink tips of the petals were like putting icing on the cake for me. This was painted on a black sanded surface allowing many layers to carve out the shapes, retaining the contrasted shadows and leaving some of the surface peeking through to add texture through out.