11x15 watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb cold press paper, done from a black & white photo (no color reference). First I spritzed limited palette colors of arylide yellow, cobalt blue, and permanent rose on dry paper. When that dried I then began pushing warm high key colors that reminded me of sherbet. The plain ordinary carnation is my birthday flower and it usually plays second fiddle to the rose or other more stately varieties with reputations. This is a repost from 12/9/10 and is COPYRIGHT Kay Smith.