Since then we've planted a mostly native garden. Something that reflects our local landscape and is natural and, to be honest, a little wild. And this rose bush is still there. Every winter I vow I'm going to get rid of it and I chop it right to the ground. And every summer it grows like crazy and is covered in these wonderful smelling, unusual coloured, huge blooms. So I bow to it's stubborness and enjoy it. I pick the flowers and bring them inside. I even carefully remove the dead blooms to keep it flowering. I water it. I admire it. I'm so inconsistent!
So, my tribute to my stubborn peachy rose today. Page two of my 'In my backyard' sketchbook.
|my peachy rose - mixed media painting
process photos of "my peachy rose"
|Ready to add the rose
|Adding colour to the rose
You can purchase prints of this painting here - www.scatterlings.co.nz/in_my_backyard_prints.htm