Hi All Artist's Hearts,
Stage 2 of Carol's Rose includes the first pigment under washes of Indian Yellow and Aureolin Yellow to set the values and tonal map for this painting.  The mood and setting for this rose will be different than some of my other roses which were composed in bright, sunny settings in cheerful summer gardens.

This is simply because we are viewing this particular rose as it remained standing after a violent rain storm and the darkness that surrounded this fragile plant.  It ...

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