See below for the red roses that have now become peonies. I never liked those confined roses.
Leaf detail, shading behind the roses. Fixed the hair to give more realistic texture. I belong to a group of artists who meet together in Thursdays and do their art. We have pastel artists, watercolor, acrylic, oil, and fiber artists. Usually 6 of us. I am inspired by their work. Today was our first meeting after the holidays and one artist brought her huge wooden box of oil pastels she asked her husband for Christmas. Anyhow I enjoyed getting their very helpful critiques and spent most of the time there on fixing it up. I plan to show it in the February show. I think the fixes created more depth and interest.