A hand-lettered roses quote by master English gardener, Gertrude Jekyll, is surrounded by a variety of painted roses. I was inspired by the delicate qualities of the form of the roses and their range of colors, from soft and powdery pinks to bold reds, set off by a gorgeous range of greens.
This roses quote by English master gardener, Gertrude Jekyll, inspired me to search for a variety of English roses and to paint them for this project which was created during one of the courses I took in 2017. I painted them with both watercolor and gouache on paper and hand-lettered the quote with pen and ink. Once I digitized the work, I could create a cohesive composition and work with the lettering a bit more. This additional layout and refining work was done in Adobe Photoshop.