The YOP (year of painting) due 11-20-11 was a rose, using a reference photo by madmum posted at paintingfriends.com.
I began this study over a week ago but because of work going on in the studio I haven't had time to work on the painting. This is a first pass of acrylics, more or less establishing the shapes of the rose. My plan was to do the study then to do a larger painting. Believe when I say this study looks nothing like what I have envisioned nor does it look like the beautiful reference photo.