This is the next exercise from Beyond Digital Photography. It is pastel on charcoal paper. The source photo is one I took in late May at L&I during lunch. The grounds have some trees that produce these wonderful blossoms. Below is the source photo.
The canvas for the project was setup with a light yellow (manila) colored paper then charcoal paper texture was added. I blocked in the background with a large square pastel brush then blocked in the focus blossoms with a smaller square pastel brush.