I just couldn't give up on this painting. It is really rough but it has taught me several things. The first being how much I need to learn about color, transitions, values and control of oil paints. Would I paint this again? Yes, definitely. I don't care for the leaves in part because of the light stripes that were going across each leaf but also because I thoroughly messed up the length of the stem and placement of the leaves. Am I disappointed with this painting? Not in the least.