This lovely man has not only one rose tattoo, but several, along with a roaring bear and a skull. His presence is sweet and gentle, and he is genuinely interested in the art-making process. I placed him reclining, like a dreamy Poseidon, by a reedy pond; reflecting, gathering strength from his natural surroundings. I tried a new (to me) Impressionist treatment of the background, to complement the peaceful tone, and was feeling extremely peaceful myself as I painted it. May you also enjoy this calm!