Sketch your rose and using masking fluid (sparingly) outline the shapes and small areas that should remain white (tone 1)
Allow the masking fluid to dry.
Paint the whole rose shape with a very
dilute pink. This should really only be
coloured water, we don't want a huge
difference between the white under the
mask. (tone 1+)
paint each petal in turn allowing
different tones on the petal. Maybe
add some very pale blue or yellow in
places. Wait until 1 petal has dried be-
fore painting adjacent petals otherwise
the paint will flow around
When you are happy that the tones
match the photo put in the foliage.
Then put your painting somewhere
where you can look at it for a couple
of days while you decide whether it
needs more leaves or not. If in doubt
paint then in pale tones to start with.