I do not draw well free hand so I use a grid when I sketch a painting plan. The day I sketched this rose I took the entire time sketching it in our Friday Painting Group time. It didn't realize the amount of time until I couldn't find my paintbox and found it still in my car. I love roses. When we lived in Roswell my husband used to give me at least one rose bush each year. When we moved I had 42 rose bushes. They don't grow so well here in the mountains.