I finally got to start my last rose: the red one.
This is the first pass at it. I haven't quite decided whether my lightest areas will be peach, pink or orange. Maybe it will be all three, depending on where the light source is.
One of the most difficult things about watercolor is that you have to paint in the reverse order of other media. In oil and acrylic you paint from dark to light. In watercolor it's from light to dark.
And here's step 2. It was a slow day yesterday.