This was a strange little experiment I was trying and hesitated to even post it. I was experimenting with some dark background ideas and this strange flower ended up being the subject. I need to tweak some of the ideas here still. The original is 10.25″×14″ and is painted with 18th century reproduction watercolor paint on Arches 140# cold-pressed paper. The heavy background washes really settled into the rough paper to create an unusual backdrop for this!