Stephani's Roses, the garden variety, were a gift from her grandmother. For this painting, I used raw stretched canvas and watered down acrylic paint; adding water to the painting as I went. As long as the work is wet, the paint spreads over the canvas . Once the acrylic is dry, it becomes permanent and fixed. The original work is available, and can be purchased directly from Shelly Gifford Studio. Enquire here for pricing.