I finished my rose painting! The background is truly shabby chic. It is a light gray sage. And the roses are each pink with different accents; in some I used a bright pink, or a hot pink, red, and terra cotta. So each rose despite having the exact same color is totally different from another. But the continuity of pink is marvelously harmonious.
I painted all different kinds of roses; heirloom roses, cabbage roses, wild roses...
Above and below is the painting before I added the darker middle and extra leaves.
This is my favorite rose on this painting.