I painted this red rose on July 4, 2022, in honor of America’s National Flower 🌹
8.5”x 5” watercolor on paper, unframed.
In 1986, The House of Representatives voted to make the rose America's “national floral emblem.” Below is a poem written by Senator Heflin, who was in favor of the Rose Resolution Bill.
All flowers are delicate,
Each can refresh and amuse,
And that is the reason
I feel No flower should lose.
Still the rose is universal,
Its support has a strong voice,
So there should be no question That the rose is the choice.
So let us raise our voices,
And proclaim with all our power, That the rose is more than beautiful,
It is America's flower.