Yikes! I am finished with this one! Only need to give it a final black coating for the background, cause up close you can see marks of my knees or arms and also spills of varnish from the flower. But that will have to wait until all the flowers are done, because I paint the backgrounds all at the same time. Well, actually, I can only paint 2 at a time (not enough space in my studio). I paint them horizontally. It takes a good 24 to 48 hours before they are dry, so the whole process will take me a couple of weeks.
I am close to finish with a couple of other roses too. Feels nice!
Here is a little painting evolution… First is the drawing, then the beginning of painting.