This rose was such a vibrant warm red, it almost felt like neon in the afternoon sun. The color just drew me in. Painting it ‘en plein air,’ I just tried to capture the light and shadow patterns and the vibrancy of the color. I even blogged about the experience of painting it. As part of a challenge to myself, I entered this painting into the 2011 Denver Plein Air ArtsFest Exhibition, and it got juried in!