© Carmella Tuliszewski 2012The grays are very important here, and as I've mentioned before, no blacks in the grays. Of course you can use a black or a gray right from the tube, but making your own gray out of a wonderful combination of blues, violets and even greens is much more satisfying. In this case I have used Permanent Rose, Ultramarine Blue and New Gamgoge. In spots there is even a little Hookers Green washed in to reflect the leaves. I can see now that because the red in the ribbon is so strong I will have to darken some of those grays but that will come later. For now it's onto the many greens and details, details, details! Have a good weekend everyone!