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The rich colours of these double Day Lilies in the long border grabbed my attention a few weeks ago and this idea was born. I’m adding a couple of petals from a different variety coming in from the top.  Progress has been slow because this is so large I need two tables to work on and we have been looking after our lovely granddaughter Lily (a joy) and I have been doing the final checks on the new website (frustrating but we’re nearly there).


Stage 1 masking out stamens and applying base colour with a mix of Faber Castell and Pan pastels using baby oil.

Stage 2 & 3 working on the details and layering petal colours with more baby oil to blend them in. Added the base colours for the dead flower.

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All done and off to the printers tomorrow! More photos to show the scale and detail.  I’m really enjoying this technique using a combination of resist, underpainting with conte pastels and baby oil, then layering coloured pencil into baby oil, lifting the excess and finally applying the detail. Baby oil is liquid paraffin wax not an oil and unless over applied will not stain the paper permanently but the colour mixed with baby oil will stain the paper so this technique is a bit risky!

   
   

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