Rhododendron Pup

Rhododendron Christmas Cheer before the big chill.
It looked to me like the face of a puppy dog, but as I draw it the face keeps changing, so I don’t know what it will be. The ‘nose’ is supposed to be the central flower which is very pale, so it is tricky to make stand out.
There is a certain element of cubism making itself felt in the outlining, probably because of my reading about it in “The Story of Art” by E.H.Gombrich.
14.03 – I still don’t really know where I’m going with this picture.  15.03 – not following light to dark as I cannot hold the picture together that way, instead following strong diagonals, which in this picture are darks going more or less from one edge to another edge of the paper. 19.03 – in oder to keep the image uncluttered I will not add detail outside the diagonal lines, too much. 21.03 – the colours would look truer with Ultramarine Blue but I prefer the ‘quieter’ Prussian Blue.

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