Ever fought with a rose? Sometimes painting a rose can feel that way. Even the white ones have many subtle colors and translucent light. To capture their beauty is a real challenge. The photo above the painting is me after a pastel painting session. I blend a lot with my fingers and wipe them on my shirt. Kind of looks like I've been in a battle!
This is a 6 x 6 inch framed pastel painting and is available for $120 at the John Deaux Gallery in Pueblo, CO.