I started this with Shadow Violet in the background. I really love how that color separates and creates interesting things. I will need to darken it a big in the bottom but will leave the top the way it is.
Then beginning with the leaves - violet/maroon/wine colors.
Before starting on the ginger leaves and corm (?).
This is on a half sheet (15 x 22 inches) Arches 300# cold press paper. I like the 300# paper and seem to have acquired a few sheets so I'll be using them to try out how they differ from 140#. I already see there is much less buckling when painting wet-in-wet.