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{sketching out and making sure there’s a good balance among the flowers}

Since we got to see the finished version of Sandra’s Bridal Bouquet, I wanted to show you some photos from when I painted it. It’s always fun to look back and I’m always amazed how well it turned out after seeing the beginning. Jikes.

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As you know, Lola loves laying in my lap when I paint but this particular time she accidentally dipped her tail in my paint. Luckily, I removed it before she could clean it off herself. Whew.

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Second layer and the depth (shading) is taking shape.

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I had to keep this a surprise so this was one of the few photos I shared on instagram during the process, besides this of course.

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The background color. This painting has about 5 layers of background paint as the first two were too light. I usually go with my instinct when it comes to background color and having a lighter gray just didn’t work for me so I took a deep breath and just went for a much much darker gray. ┬áHope you liked the finished version!

xo,
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