I’ve done digital paintings of my Mother’s roses before, but this year I decided to do a physical painting.  I went outside (in the sweltering heat) and did a quick color sketch, then came inside, cooled off, and did this small mixed-media painting on airbrush paper. There’s pastel, water color, colored pencil and anyhing else I could get my hands on in play for this piece. I even used some colored markers in places. It’s been scanned and cropped a bit because it was sloppy around the edges.

My mom stuck a rose in the ground near our kitchen door sometime back in the 1970s. Every May they bloom in time for Mother’s Day, and by early June, they’re gone for another eleven-plus months. It’s pretty cool.

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Meanwhile, The AIR is still in RFC Marathon mode until Tuesday afternoon. You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on the embedded radio player at the top of the right-hand column of this blog.