Several times during the short span of the fifty roses project, I have felt as if I have bitten off more than I can chew. I simply don't have new ideas at that rate.
Then I remembered Georgio Morandi, who had proved such an inspiration to a painting project from earlier.
I got out the Morandi book and looked over his images to see what I could find to help with the roses project. I got some of my Morandi bottles and repainted them grey, black and white.
I then realized that the thing to do is to meticulously arrange the bottles so the shapes and placement work well. Then I had to light them to do the same for tonal relationship.
It has helped me move the Fifty Roses forward another step.