I love painting wild roses - it's something about the simplicity of the petals, compared to the fuzzy centers. They tend to have delicate colors, too. I like painting them in a sort-of bisque color, like the color of a shiny glazed bowl. I arrive at that color by mixing Rose Madder Genuine, Transparent Yellow, and Hookers Green Deep. Don't mix them too much! I like to let the colors mix mostly on the paper, so you can see the separate colors. This color looks its best on hot-pressed paper, I think. I prefer Fabriano Artistico hot-pressed.