16 December 2007

amaryllis (red)

Arches HP 300 gsm, 14" x 10".

apparently we get more gift amaryllis plants at our house than i was aware of. i noticed these guys perking out of their stalks and the next day they were already starting to bloom.

after the struggle with the rose background i went into this one without any finesse. background was cadmium red and ultramarine blue, which is guaranteed to throw off backruns, evaporation rings and textural deposits, especially on hot pressed paper.

blossoms are cadmium red, in one pass; convenience greens finished it off. the whole thing took about an hour. it looks it, but i have gotten so fussy lately that it was nice to just pour it out.

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