DAY 13: Only a short stint today and I would have to say this is the most challenging rose I have ever painted. It's also the most unusual. If you look at the second image you will see exactly what I'm trying to paint which is the multicoloured striped rose. I couldn't for the life of me mix up the right shades of reds today, so tricky, so I'm resigning to have a think and start afresh tomorrow. I can see I am going to have to work many transparent layers on this rose to get the right depth of colour. Thank you @flowersonlawn for the beautiful reference shot.