I have really enjoyed these roses! Their warm pink centers and cream and green outside petals have been delightful to paint. Here they are paired with the first of my clematis to bloom. I love the rich, cottage-like look of roses and clematis together. I have been adding more clematis vines to my rose garden, and am really looking forward to seeing last fall's new addition blossom this spring. I think it was supposed to be pink. (I found it at one of the Little Red Farm's amazing year end sales. I wish I had bought more.) Clematis has surprised me as a good cut flower. There are some in a vase beside me right now- graceful in an Art Nouveau sort of way. So anyway, this is the beginning of this year's rose and clematis paintings!