Starting my largest botanical to date.  Just could not resist these Oak Leaf Hydrangea.  The challenge is that the leaves are already changing and will be dust in a few days.  I have my drawing done to scale from the live specimen and my colors are matched but for the painting I will have to work from a range of photos I’ve taken. I haven’t worked like this yet, preferring to paint from the actual specimen, so this will be a real challenge.  Less stressful for not having to “beat the clock” but maybe more frustrating working from the photo’s.