This is a real departure for me. I've decided to try loosening up a bit in my practice of roses. The rose is not finished in this one but I thought I would show it before I wreck it!!!
Here is the first session:
And here is the final painting. I am calling this "Rainy Day Rose" because the blue paint dripped down over the blossom and I rather liked it so I left it that way. In this second session I added more color and depth to the rose, added white to balance it, and increased the color in the small flowers.
This is a 16x20 inch acrylic painting on canvas.