Lighter Shade of Pale - Completed

This commissioned watercolor painting of white-ish roses is now complete.  I did the usual staring at it for while - then adjusted some of the background by lightening some areas and intensifying the colors in others.  Then I did a color balance check and deepened some of the shadows in the  roses. This rose-bush grows at the back corner of our garden.  The flowers are ivory-white and, as the age, they get pinkish. By the end of the summer they are  really pink and much less white. So happy there are lovely - as they are a thorny mess to prune or get close to.  Even sniffing or photographing them can be hazardous to your fingers and nose!