I decided there was nothing to lose by trying some new techniques with this one. Here are the results. I’m quite happy!
This has been a really hard piece. So much going on!
It’s not quite done yet. There are still a few areas to clarify and I need to bump up the reflected light on the small vase. I think I’m in danger of overworking it though so I’m going to let it rest. After it dries a week I think I’ll be able to reinvigorate it again.
In the meantime I’m ready for something simpler and without too many leaves!