My husband bought me a rose, a card and a t-shirt for our anniversary on the 12th. He bought himself a pair of work boots and said that they were from me. I just did not feel that that was enough. For 26 years of marriage I thought he deserved more than that so I painted him the rose he bought me and I wrote him a poem, which is on the back of the painting.
I used watercolor pencils which I had not used much before, so I was a bit awkward with them. It was a bit difficult for me to get the vase to look clear. The original vase has a lot of texture on the side, it looks like bark only glass. It is a very pretty vase. One of my sons bought it for me from a yard sale.
The painting is a bit rough, but my husband thought it was wonderful. As long as he liked it that is all that matters.