As mentioned in a previous post, I am taking a Flower Portrait painting class online. The instructor primarily paints multi petaled flowers such as garden roses and peonies, which are not readily available this time of year to the average person in Milwaukee. A dear friend's daughter is a flower artist who composes uniquely gorgeous arrangements for weddings and special occasions (see www.milwaukeeflowercompany.com) so I asked if she had any leftover flowers I could purchase. I was invited to visit and in my wildest dreams I could never have expected to be offered such a large bucket of the most beautiful pink roses called Miranda. Apparently, her supplier sent the wrong color for the wedding she was working on, and couldn't use them. They only had a day or two left in them, so I had to work fast. I am sure I did not do them justice with so many lovely ins and outs of the petals, but I hope I captured the essence of these beauties.