8"x10" Oil on Canvas
And here is the completed "Golden Rose." Because the paint is still wet on this one, I had a hard time getting a good picture without getting a terrific glare.
In this stage I performed something like an optical illusion I learned from the famous Dutch painter Vermeer. I had some difficulty making the blue wall, (or whatever it is) behind the rose look realistic in the earlier stages. I was afraid some may think it is supposed to be a sky. So taking a cue from Vermeer, I "wrapped" the negative space by making some parts darker and some parts lighter thus creating a 3-D effect. I even darkened the top left corner on the grey part of the wall. This gives the appearance as if the rose is glowing.
Also, although it looks a bit cheesy, I tried to paint some water drops on a couple of the leaves, (see if you can find them!). This was my first attempt...I need to work on it!