This painting is on a 12x24" canvas that was first prepped with gesso. I added layer upon layer of color in various designs. Between layers, I'd apply gesso, which allows for slightly transparent, hazy coverage so that the layer underneath can still be seen. I used a Faber Castel Artist's Big Brush Pen in white for the outline of the large flower then went over with gold Silks Acrylic Glaze. The inside of the petals has a translucent appearance, which was achieved by applying Dylusions Spray Ink with a paintbrush and water. Finally, the script that lines the top part of the flower reads as "For everything worth having, one must be willing to pay the price. The price is always hard work, patience, love, and sacrifice."