Thank you so much Alyona -I am soooo.... pleased you love it!
I am going to get some more done tonight (she says looking at her watch and realising the night is almost over!!
). Where does the time go....sheesh!! Oh! well, onwards and upwards as they say
. Again, thank you honey I value your opinion
I realised on re-reading this thread that some of you asked me questions and I have not addressed them -so sorry! In answer to your question MOO -
I do not remember all the details that I wrote down after your response, geez... that would be a miracle given my appalling memory
LOL. No, I remember a while back Arlene and Leanne I think mentioning keeping a notebook to write things down for each artwork. So, I got a free hardback sketch book with my Prisma colour box set and so I went ahead and wrote down what colours I needed for all my lilypads and in what order and how many layers of each, it really, really helped me as I said my memory is extremely poor due to the strength of the pain relief I take so it was an absolute necessity for me to write things down. Anyway, I left space to do the same for each area of my picture, so I now have the same process for the waterlily flower's petals. I had it anyway because I had to experiment on a scrap piece of the same paper to get the right colour for my petals seeing as I was starting with the complement -Burnt Ochre and the final colour needs to be a mix of blue and violet -I needed to work out how to get to that colour -so I have a note of that too. I will also do the same for the center of the flower and the water has been partly noted down. I guess I am pretty anal, LOL
So there you go now you know -exciting Huh??? Heehee!
to answer your question -yes, I am using Lana paper, it is the only suitable paper I have for colour pencil right now, although Wingnut kindly sent me some small pieces of Stonehenge to try and Fabriano, I want to use them for small studies of flowers and so I don't want to waste them on experimenting alone.
So there you go folks -extremely boring but all necessary -if anyone would like me to I can get a scan of my notes when I next get a scan of this picture -let me know if you would like that??
AGAIN -Thank you ALL for your continued support and wonderful encouragement, it is the ONLY thing that keeps me working at this piece, so you are all very important to me, so please do not stop responding to my progress shots, I value what you have to say greatly.
I have one query?? Is there nothing in my picture that needs altering or improving? I am amazed that there has been no critiques at all on my piece -am I doing that well??