This is the completed painting started as part of a demonstration for the United Society of Pastel Artists on November 11, 2010. The usual place for the meetings is at the El Toro library but as it was Veteran's Day, the meeting was moved to San Clemente Art Supply. As such, I had access to a few cutting from the rose garden outside the store. It is a beautiful gardent and the specimens are magnificent. The late summer blooms were fading, though. Thankfully, I was able to partake of the last of the bounty.