She is a fun flower to paint. I like the little dots on the left hand petal. This was painted on journal paper as a study so there wasn't much "workability" with the paint as there would have been using watercolor paper.
I guess I'll start mentioning what colors I use. I really appreciate it when I see a painting I love on a blog and the artist was kind enough to say what colors and mixes they used!
(colors used: Quin. magenta + opera rose (then added perm. rose along to that), cobalt violet + opera rose (then added a tad burnt sienna to that), * "Jane's Gray mix" + pinks on palette for the petals.
Sap green + French ultramarine blue (and then added "Jane's Gray mix + burnt sienna + sap green/French ultramarine blue mix from palette),lemon yellow + sap green for leaves and stem.
"Jane's Gray" mix + touch of cobalt violet/opera rose mix from palette in a very pale wash for stamens.)
*"Jane's Gray" mix: equal mix of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna (leaning more towards blue) Jane Blundell is an awesome artist whom has done probably a gazillon watercolor mixes. She has shared them on her site. She has created e-books with her mixes and recommended pallets. I've learned a great deal about colors from her site. Jane Blundell art