I was thinking about the next workshop I'm teaching, wanting to get some ideas down. I love these big flowers and thought they would be perfect for showing shading. I'm afraid the photo doesn't show the true colours as the light was very poor.
I also wanted to be able to incorporate Crackle Glaze onto the page and the scribbled circles were a perfect size. I used Gold for the first coat which looks lovely, but again it's hard to see in the photo. In the pic below, it shows up well on the one in shadow.
I chose to shade the flowers in similar colours to the background, as I wanted to create harmony on my page. Sometimes I will use opposing colours to make them pop. I used the cut circles as my focal point and because of the lightness of them your eyes are drawn there. I added some dots too, giving interest; dots are cropping up in a lot of my art lately, and seem to be poplar everywhere.
If you want to know more about materials or techniques I used, please leave me your questions in the comments box and I will try to answer them.
Bye for now Hugs Debs xx