WIP -In their Prime or Past thier Prime - not sure yet....

I started this painting quite awhile ago and then set it aside. So, after finishing Lighter Shade of Pale and Florabundance (watercolor of white roses and then white azaleas) I was ready for more color and frankly, another challenge.  I think I set this one aside because of the complexity of both the flowers and the vase. Anyway, I am thoroughly enjoying seeing this painting build. I love every shade of pink and red pout there!  I  love every green shade!  So this painting has my watercolor painting juices going!

Part of the complexity is that I have drawn it from four reference photos.... one of the fallen petals... one of a close up of the vase where you can see the tiny air bubbles and two of the blooms!

I will update the slideshow in a couple of days.  I already have the vase near complete - have not photographed it as of yet.

More to follow soon...