These stunning golden roses were a real joy to paint. I was in Paris in the summer & the roses were in bloom everywhere. Very different to my tropical home in Brisbane Queensland. There is something very romantic about roses, I just love them. I was attracted to them as they just looked like they were all kissed with sunlight. The intensity of the centres & the softer colours towards the ends of the petals. There are also a lot of other colours reflected in the petals. Greys, crimson pinks, rich burnt siennas & a combination of other subtle hues. Its quite amazing actually & it always surprises me when I look into a rose and see all these luscious tones.