I am not-so-new but bad at posting.
Found this thread and have to jump in. I love, love, love working with white but not using grey or much white for that matter. Even though this thread has been going for more than a year (yes, I just got through reading all of it), I hope we can freshen it up again!!!
Love all the works that I've seen, but my love is flowers. (Sorry, bad with names, guess I should have written them down first before writing.)
The ref photos near the front of this thread of 4 flowers, love them. I would like to use one or more of them. Where do you find them? Most of my work is from ref photos, but I love to work with live ones also. The piece I did a couple of years ago is on illustrator board and not the best of scans. The piece has no greys in it. A lot of different colors not showing up on the picture as I would have liked. I changed the background to black just to help to see it. Have done some on mi-tentes, and other papers, but my latest love (I say love too much!
) is shear heaven vellum. It is tough, takes a lot of layering and hard pressure. I tend to layer, burnish, layer, burnish repeating again. I like to make it look like a painting, not a drawing. Maybe I'll go to another thread later and show you what I've done on this vellum!
I am going to look up some ref. photos and jump in with a new piece.
Oh, yes, I have some water lilies that I started that would be in this catagory also, I will scan them in and post later. Maybe finishing them will be the ticket.