Are you familiar with the paintings of Christy Repasy and Paul deLongpre? Repasy is a contemporary painter, but deLongpre lived from 1855-1911, so we know he was painting antique roses.
If you wanted to grow and paint roses that look like these, what types of roses would you plant? Amy ideas? I'll number the pictures to make them easier to talk about. Could you please include photos (to do that quickly and easily I use http://tinypic.com)? Thanks!