I try to complete the weekly challenge for DPW so that I can expose myself to different subjects. This week the challenge was to paint a rose bush. I am so insecure when painting roses because I see some artists who can really paint beautiful, realistic roses! My third grade teacher told me I could paint roses and I have always remembered that even though it was many, many years ago. I tried to pull from that encouragement when I entered this challenge. I was surprised that I saw a little blue in the picture that was provided and so I painted by background with an undercoat of blue - I did find that I liked the way it showed through.