This was the set up:
Believe it or not, these are silk flowers. Hedi's prefers to use fresh flowers, but recommends if you have to use silk flowers then get the best quality you can get and buy flowers from different manufacturers so they don't all look alike.
This was my initial block in of the big shape of the bouquet in only transparent colors.
Then adding in the background, still with transparents.
Here's the work in progress. ( sorry for the glare in the photo) . Almost done, but a little too wet to finish today. will come back tomorrow to finish up leaves, add some darks and see what other finishing touches might be needed.
Lots of fun! See you tomorrow.