I took this photograph of this rose at Descanso Gardens. The color seemed like a lovely and beautiful champagne. I hope that you will enjoy this photo!
I love to paint flowers, you may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.
Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden. She is casting a backwards glance and is adorned with a chain mail headress. I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a goddess or a mermaid. I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her...
I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in June. This is day 14.
This is a rough sketch.