Out with the old…in with the rose buds. A bakers dozen! This is the first painting where I used a painting knife on such a small canvas for more than just the background or blending or larger sweeps. It was not easy. I only had larger knives. Larger than the flowers so I had to finagle and make due. After this painting, I took the opportunity to buy me a bunch of knives in lots of shapes and sizes. The next time should go much smoother.