However, before I start painting I have to finish another, smaller rhododendron painting, which will serve as the catalyst for this one. I'll work out the painting in steps: blocking in, connecting shapes, adding detail. Then I'll know for sure that my steps will translate into a workable method for the larger canvas. At least that's the plan.
Final sketch, color study and transfer grid
Sketches and color studies
Canvas stretching and stapling
~ I will keep the brush happy in my hands! ~