Miniature Rose 

A classic corsage composition... 
Renee captured the colour and details beautifully in this charming painting.

Again, the painting was preceded by a detailed drawing. 

Tonal studies like this one and Max Wu's below are very helpful to the painting process, when the subject is drooping or changing too quickly. They assist in getting the shadows right, and in figuring out the subtle shifts in colour that may be lost as the plant ages.