This rose was one of the more challenging ones for me to draw because of its intricate, star-like structure. There were many color changes within the petals of this rose, which were caused by the reflected warmth of the sun. In this image you can see thin use of oil and also the build up of thick layers for the lights. This is my way of approaching the study of light, and I hope it may add variety to a painting. Thanks again to the beautiful Cordair garden.