alla prima sketch

I decided last summer to capture the stages of a rose opening and set myself the challenge of firstly painting a rose for the first time and secondly to see if I could complete this before it fully opened hence alla prima sketch
this was a useful lesson as the rose literally uncurled as I painted it and posed many challenges during the sketch I managed to complete this over a week, still need to continue painting florals and to keep in mind not to overcomplicate matters.