I'm getting close to finishing the leaves...then i'll work on the background. I've decided that i want dots in the background - not leave it white - and i'll be experimenting with different colors before i choose.
Often i'm asked how long a piece takes me...no matter what medium i'm working in. Usually i don't have an answer 'cause i don't keep track. The stippling really is time intensive...even i'm curious how long a piece takes me to make. So, i'm going to buy a kitchen timer and try it on my next piece.