My color group is working on analogous paintings for April. Just over 2 more weeks to go for this and I'm going to be building up the color slowly - and try for some areas pale and some dark and a nice background color behind the main leaves. We'll see how it goes!
The photo really caught my eye but it's very very pale (from the Image Reference Libary at WetCanvas by a member called ArtistGary).
And here is my first take on it (I miskited out the edges of the leaves to keep them white).
Don't know why but Blogger is awfully slow at posting photos and moving them within the text, too - seems to be taking forever!