What type of piece is this? Painting Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I first blocked in the base colors then added highlights and shadows using a dry brush method. I almost scrubbed in the highlights and shadows. What are you most proud of? I am very pleased that I was able to create the curvature of the petals. What advice would you give someone starting this project? First study some photos of roses paying close attention to how the petals overlap and recede into the shadows.