I like the unusual composition. It (and the warm background colours) work because of the beautifully rendered blossoms and the dark door holding it all down. Even the textures on the brickwork and the winding tree trunks are essential: the piece wouldn't work nearly as well without them. Masterful!
*whistles* You, sir, have a marvelous use of color that reminds me of classical painters I've seen. The hints of salmon and green in the door wood, the warmth and glow of the flowers and the sunlight...this is just breathtaking. I would love to see your process someday. Ever consider doing a livestream?
Hmm, I have considered livestreaming. I think I'm a bit intimidated by the camera. It's hard to focus clearly on the drawing when I know every mark is being viewed (and judged) by an audience. So, in truth it would probably be a really good thing for me to face that fear and get comfortable with it. Maybe I'll try it out in the near future.
Understandable, the camera is an intimidating thing. If ever you do consider it, just lemme know because I'd love to watch! I don't think there's a lot of judging going on, the general assumption being you know what you're doing.