the next day i watercolored them mostly using my small winsor newton set, but also a couple of my ph doc martins radiant watercolors. i have a very limited WN palette and can't make a brilliant pink or coral.
i played around with different shades of green for the stems and leaves.
tomorrow i'll show the shadows and the completed pages!
last night while sitting at my art table surrounded with the boozy scent of roses, I began to unpeel the petals of a rosebud that was nearly black. it was deep red last week when i plucked it off the bush. with each layer, the scent grew stronger, richer. the petals were black and velvety with a bright spot of yellow on the very tip.
so i drew those too.