There's nothing quite like a big, soft rose mid blossom. You can almost see the softness in the sun. The scent on the breeze just further transports you to a happy place. Given the dot size/canvas size ratio I was working with, I decided to use just a piece of this rose's image. The end result was something in between a rose and an abstract painting. This was a the painting that encouraged me to push the abstraction of looking close a little further in "Surprise 8" of this series.