Adding colour to the blooms in successive layers from lighter to darker closer to the centers. The leaves required some back and forth with light and dark values of greens to identify their positioning.
The hollyhock blossoms are close to completed.
With the blooms close to done, time to switch to the greens. The paint palette is sitting on a trial piece that I first did on paper. Working there I discovered NOT to go with cool reds but rather the warm Scarlet and Cadmium reds that harmonized with the golden cabinet door.
Completed 'Hollyhock' painting. A 'stopper-by' in the studio yesterday said that hollyhocks being a flower often grown in gardens in the past suits the antique shape of the door. Nicely put, I thought.