This is another painting I did from memory without looking at anything. Fun but challenging. My goal was as usual to capture the light. To make the back petals recede, I softened them and used some of the background color. I then painted the foreground petals with a harder edge and higher value to come forward. I remember when I first started painting flowers, I would study each petal and was in awe how God made each petal so unique. The veins, the color, the shapes, I could never match what He has done. It goes beyond my comprehension and He did it all for us.