I finished the rose project I posted earlier as a work in progress. The oil painting was challenging due to the many gradients and reflections in the vase. The rose is a knockout rose from my wife's garden. They are pretty hardy little plants and we haven't had a hard freeze here in South Texas yet, so we are still blessed with a few blooms. The rose stayed fresh inside the studio for several days after the still setting shoot and was also available for reference while painting. The painting is on a 10 x 20 inch canvas. The palette: Permanent Rose, Aliz. Crim., Cad Red, Perm. Grn Lt., Sap Grn, Burnt Siena, Burnt Umber, Van Dyke Brown, Deep Orange, Yellow Ochre, Raw Siena,White and a bit of cad yellow. And, I may have forgot some. LOL I will paint the edges of the canvas with burnt umber acylics and build a floater frame to mount it in when the canvas dries. I hope to get it all done for valentine's day. I had a good time painting this one.