Applying a background can be great fun.
Really using Brusho to its maximum and utilising its most effective qualities. Apply a liberal amount of water and both sprinkle and brush your chosen colours around the flower. If possible leave a small amount of white space (paper showing) around the perimeter of the petals to help lift the flower shape and create light.
I used darker colours at the base of the image and lighter more diluted mixtures at the top.
Here are a few of the workshop images in progress.
Allow the background to dry before completing the final stages.
This is my finished artwork.