Since this is a sketch, it does not have a background: the grey shading is due to the fact that I took the photo as a thunderstorm began to move in, changing the character of the light. Bah. But perhaps it will cool down, and I did get two new roses planted. One to go.
Watercolor on heavyweight archival sketch paper, 20x30 cm (approx. 9x12 in)
In time, I will also have a web gallery-- you'll be the first to know!