This is what I've been working on for the last few days. It's on a half sheet(almost)of Fabriano Uno 140# CP w/c paper coated with Liquitex gesso. I'm using DS pyrrol red, quin. gold and DS perylene green. The reds are a little brighter IRL than in the image above. I did my best to correct the color in my photo editor. I plan to leave the irises white but will add some detail to them eventually. I'm still sorting out the greens on this one. The greenery looks great when wet but when dry it looks flat to me. Dare I even consider varnishing this one? I don't even know what product to use and on a gessoed surface...well, I may be courting disaster.