The Wild Rose of Alberta
This artwork as a painting of "The Wild Rose of Alberta”, as this was originally an artwork watercolor illustration of them as it was originally done by the artist Lorna Bennett from a book that was originally published in 2004 called "C is for Chinook: An Alberta Alphabet (Discover Canada Province by Province)" by the author Dawn Welykochy.
I photocopied this illustration from this book because it shows that our pretty provincial flower is W for Wild Rose, as it grows across the prairies and along where rivers flow.
Also, while I was painting this image, I was kind of visualizing and thinking about how and why Alberta's provincial flower is the wild rose and Alberta is known as Wild Rose Country, because this small shrub grows 30 to 90 centimetres high and is found on the prairies, roadsides, edges of woods, and along riverbanks. The wild rose really does bloom in different shades of pink as it is used for making candies, sauces, teas, wine, and even for perfume and medicine.
Also, W is for the golden fields of wheat swaying in the wind and glistening in the sunshine. Alberta has over 59,000 farms including crop, dairy, and cattle farming, as wheat in the primary crop grown in Alberta. Also, Braley, oats, hay, and canola are the next most important crops. Alberta's farms make agriculture the second most important industry in the province next to oil and gas.
Also, as well, too, W is also for Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada's largest national park, as it's lying partly in Alberta and partly in the Northwest Territories, this park was established in 1922 to protect the bison herds in Northern Canada.
I worked very slowly, carefully and took a lot of careful time very slowly and more carefully and just worked hard to painted this image very, very slowly and kind of just took a lot of time to paint that one just to make it realistic to show that it took me three days to paint it and get it just about right as I also kept putting a lot of hard work very hard in this painting very slowly and carefully for a while all because of how I had really painted this image very, very slowly and took a lot of time to paint that one just to make it realistic because of the way I just took a lot of time was to paint this whole image very slowly just to make it realistic because of trying to get all of the colors and all of the correct and right details very slowly and just took a lot of time to get them all just about right, just because of how I had painted this image very, very slowly and kind of just took a lot of time to paint that one just to make it realistic very, very slowly and kind of just took a lot of time to paint that one just to make it realistic to show that I also kept putting a lot of hard work very hard in this painting very slowly and carefully for a while all and just about right, all because of the great effort in the real highlight details of what the colorful red and pink roses really look like and some of the green and light green as if to almost nearly just about nearly everything else of what you kind of just like about the picture as if to just make you really feel like you're right there in this picture as this just really shows that this painting definitely just has and shows a lot of joy as this one really makes you feel like and think that you are right there in the painting, and it's a good thing as this really just looks like another one of my real best absolutely realistic images that I ever did of the Wild Rose of Alberta.
This was painted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 and Thursday, November 28th, 2013 as this was just a very great beautiful great image, as if it probably still can also make great video clips at the same time to repeat and relive again forever and ever perfect for definitely to show that also, roper William MacLeod (I) has also tried painting beautiful roses and flowers, because that's what's so great about the wild rose of Alberta and why I think it's no wonder about all the great highlights that I had really put into this whole picture and it almost nearly stands out as you can almost touch those flowers as they're just the so beautiful and the pink colors as that's why I took three days to paint it, just to try and make it come out beautifully and just about right.