Watercolor - 11x15
Roses can be intimidating to paint because they are such a perfect looking flower. I always begin any floral painting with wet paper, applying the paint quickly and loosely for a soft background.
While the paint is still wet, I begin to use thicker, darker paint with little water to begin defining some of the roses and petals. I let that dry and then come back in on dry paper and start adding definition to the roses and leaves.