Crocheted flower petals

Flower with crocheted petals
oils, inks, acrylics, fabric, crochet
10 x 9

In the Flowerbed series ~ more flower petals fashioned from bits of crochet, painted with 
oils and inks.
12 x 9

I like its texture, but even when gessoed within an inch of its life, crochet is too absorbent for oil paint.  The effect seems dull.  Maybe I will eventually give it a glossy varnish.