This week's Challenge is to paint a rose, any way at all. Flowers are not my strength so this Challenge is a good thing. I could have chosen to paint just a petal or a leaf, but I decided to be very traditional and paint a rose, thorns and all. How interesting that the thorns really were the color of the rose! I did not know that about thorns. Another bit of fun was painting on a turquoise canvas. Red has become my favorite imprimatura, but experimenting is a must. Generally this was a good time in the studio, but I am disappointed that the front leaf does not glow with sun against the red rose the way it did in real life.