As I mentioned before painting among friends is a particular pleasure of mine. Here again is pair of paintings I did during a "Paint Day" a few months back. The floral arrangement that included clusters of an old fashion pink rose with ball shaped blossoms. I planted this rose bush almost nine years ago, this year is the first time I've noticed the shape of the flowers. The wet spring with cooler than usual temperatures metamorphosed this shaggy shrub into one covered with cascades of bubbly pink blooms.
If there is anything blooming in my yard when a Paint Day comes around I try bring an arrangement to the gathering. Not only for the possible subject matter, but flowers do enhance the festive atmosphere of the day and it is a nice way to say thank you to our host of the day. It seems I have less blooming in the heat of summer than in any other time of year.