I love carnations. They are one tough flower! When they are in bouquets with other flowers (which is the way I usually get them) , it is they who are the last to survive. These were the last flowers of a "thank you" bouquet from a neighbor, and I drained every day of life I could from them taking photo after photo for my resource files. This painting was done on Pastelbord again, my go-to surface of choice at the moment.