This week I have not felt well, and this piece was the closest to being complete. The deadline came upon me fast this weekend. I am still working on color saturation and yet not over working the piece. I will be painting this flower again as I think there is more to show, more depth that has not really come through on this one. I do like the pinks and purples in the petals though, I did not want to get a flat look with only a few shades of purple. There was so much more color in that rose. Originally this flower was given to my sister by a very young admirer, years ago. It was such a lovely bud though I begged to take pictures to be able to capture it in paint. Thank you my sister and young admirers everywhere, young love is a beautiful inspiration. Roses are a classic flower, and I will continue to do more. Have a great week and paint the things you love!