I've had some time to work on the three roses painting. I decided to create a distant background in the center to draw the eye in. Believe it or not, this will look like gravel on the ground when the painting is finished.
I've worked on it a bit more here, adding more gravel and continuing to slowly define forms and background.
And yesterday I only had about an hour to work, so I tackled the upper left rose and the surrounding area. Each layer adds more depth to the composition, doncha think?