Coral Rose

"Coral Rose"
6" x 6"
Oil on hardboard
"That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet." So saith Romeo to Juliette. But what if it were a chocolate rose? Would it smell as sweet—or sweeter? 

I spent most of the day trying to combine two of my favorite subjects—a rose and chocolate.  Alas, I failed miserably. I wiped off the chalky abomination and made this one instead. Thorns and all! 

I shall try again!