I have darkened the background down, one more layer should probably do it, I have my first layer done on all my petals. So far the colors I have used are Indigo (background), quin magenta + ultra blue, diox violet (petals) and a little trans yellow (background). I will start refining the petals next and then move onto the center and darken the rest of the background after that. There is still quit a bit of work left to be done on this one, hopefully I can get it done quickly and start a new one : ) . Thursday I am going back to Kingsbrae Gardens to take some more reference photos, (can not wait) It was hard getting really good ones last time as I had my daughter and parents with me. This time I can set up the tripod and really plan my compositions.