Scattered rain showers at the lake on Saturday so I sketched a wild rose in pencil. I forgot to bring my watercolors so I had to wait until I got home to complete it:
I identified this rose as a Baldhip or Wood rose. You can see rain droplets in the above photo against a “temporary” blue sky. Rain is good for many things – a long walk, a good night’s sleep and time to sketch.
After my pencil sketch, I decided to try a looser format in my art journal. I started this sketch on Saturday evening and finished it the following night with a black Micron pen:
I was upset and saddened by the recent, senseless shooting violence in Orlando, Florida. So I decided to paint my roses yesterday in the colors of a Peace Rose.
I don’t know if it is possible to paint peace but I gave it my best try. 🙂