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Tea rose, gold leaf, miniature, pink, rose, green
Tea Rose II
Transparent Watercolor & Gold Leaf
5 1/2" x 3 1/2"

As I painted this tea rose, I saw that it was perfect --- so perfect that it bored me. I pulled background colors over and onto the rose and some of the pink from the rose into the background, slopping it around a bit. Much more pleasing! I finished it with gold leaf on the torn edges of the paper. Private collection.