I have stepped on something really hard for me. I spent more than four hours on this 5"x7". To make it look like rose leaves, I went tighter deliberately. It is so difficult to paint darks on lighter background on a wet-on-wet basis. Nevertheless, I think I made some progress comparing to my previous painting. Don't you agree this leaves are more resemble the rose leaflets? I had real hard time painting the stems. I use cutting in the negative space, but the paintwork labored tremendously. Man! I am so tired. On this thorny journey, I have a long way to go. If you are a developed painter, please wake me up if you know I am on a road toward a dead end.