These unique roses literally jumped into my cart at a local shop - and it has taken me a week to finally get them painted! Where does the time go? My daughter was home for a long weekend - and has already headed back to college in the blink of an eye. I began this painting by marking the yellow areas first. Squinting, I add the red loosely. Next, I work on that background light, following with the darks of the leaves. From this very loose "map", I bring the edges together. Pulling out a palette knife for all those finish strokes, I add depth and texture. Perhaps tomorrow I'll do them in ink and watercolor- before they fade. Painting number 1885 in 1885 days.