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Spanish Roses

My head was filled with images of roses whilst on holiday in Spain recently, prompted by a line from John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell’s cover of ‘Spanish Harlem.’

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This little sketch was the first image to emerge from brain to paper. It’s a bit messy, and recognisable as a rose, I think?!

I let the shape of the flower rest in my mind for a day or two before first putting pencil to paper to create an outline. Next I worked in several shades of red, intentionally leaving the pencil lines visible. The stem, thorns and signature followed.

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This finished piece will be my next free art drop.