- My initial background choice of Cadmium Yellow and Ultramarine Blue (left most closeup) just didn't work as well with the Quinacridone Rose as I had expected. I tried a mix of Phthalocyanine Green and Phthalocyanine Blue (right most closeup) turned out to be a better foil for the rose color, but a bit too blue for the whole background.
- It was difficult painting an even background around the intricate flower shapes. Masking the flowers would allow me to create a more uniform background.
Quinacridone Rose and Cadmium Yellow for the flower's disk, with spots of Lemon Yellow. The very center is a yellow-green made from a mixture of Lemon Yellow and Phthalocyanine Blue.