I had a sketchy idea
of the composition, so quickly blocked it in using a bit of negative painting. Although totally enamored with the lillies, the 2 canvases had to be tied together with something less dramatic, while giving the bottom weight and enhancing their delicate beauty. Patterned cloth, with contrasting colors of those in background and flowers provided the necessary anchor.
When painting wraparound canvas, one must keep the painting going over the edges; so as details progressed, they happened on the sides as well.
This particular project has given me unparalleled satisfaction and I had Fun every minute of it.