Roses …

… are difficult to paint.

Here are my attempts

Among them is this

which I think is pretty good. The problem was that it was one of the first I did but I did it by accident. So I then did 30 odd others that were crap. Anyway, I think i’ve kind of cracked it now. Here’s an OK one in an egg shell! Cracked. Egg shell. See what I did there? And yes. Gouache.