Diane Mannion, White Rose, 6x6" oil
"Paint a white rose using red, yellow, blue and white." I believe in throwing my students into the deep in of the pool no matter what level they are! After this project... everything else will seem easy. I managed to get an ultramarine blue underpainting demo down in class but spent the rest of the time helping suffering artists. Amazing results were achieved by a few! I know how difficult this project is because I struggled a lot when I finished it later. Pushed everyone to push their technique, including myself. Remember, it's just practice for the next one.