Step 5: I have gone back into the background with some neutral darks (sap + sepia + hookers) to define some distant leaves and bus etc… softening the paint as I go. The background is good for now, I may have to adjust it a little once the flower is complete. I can’t wait, it is now time to start working on the lily.

Step 4 : I went into the background with a small flat brush and lifted out some more highlights and details.