Stage 3 Now I painted the background flowers with the pinks, dropping in the colours wet in wet. When dry I removed the masking on the stamens of these flowers and painted them using raw sienna. I removed the masking on the buds and stalks and painted them with raw sienna dropping in alizarin crimson wet in wet. I made sure that the buds in the middle left were darker in tone to make them appear in silhouette. Click on Older Posts for the next stage.