|Red & White|
8 x 10 oil painting
by Pat Fiorello
I took the flowers and leaves and laid them out on top of another 8 x 10 canvas (fortunately that one had a plastic wrap still on so the panel didn't get wet). This allowed me to physically lay out the composition the way I wanted and know that it would fit on an 8 x 10 canvas.
I didn't have a white rose available, but used the pink one as a stand in and made it a little bit whiter. Below is a photo of my layout on the canvas.