I created this compilation the same day I did the Peacocks Tearoom compilation. The tulips were a purchase from the market that same day.
I admit to using a little pencil on this one to build a frame for proportion of the various layers, before going in with a sepia coloured pigment liner to add detail. The RHS of the Cathedral was sketched loosely in pencil allowing me to add the tulips to the piece back at home before completing the rest of the building in sepia, so the flowers could appear to lay over the top rather than separatelyand to the side.
Ely Cathederal is both beautiful and complex, it was quite a challenge.