I use my sketch books for drawing out ideas, refining the composition, colors and layout of future paintings. The seed catalogs have been arriving the mailbox and I was inspired by all of the photos of roses.
This is one of the drawings of roses I’ve been working on. I haven’t decided if I want the future painting to focus on one large flower or to be part of several roses. I’ve been toying with painting roses on wine glasses as well. That’s the fun of sketch book drawings – no decision have to be made, just draw 🙂