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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Work in progress (bearded iris) image

work in progress: bearded iris blooms

Using a grid of 1/2 inch squares, I transfer the photo's details onto the art paper, from the reference photo (taken by me).  This is the tedious part; then comes the fun of working with color.  Being precise at this stage makes a big difference in the quality of the final work.