Wednesday, May 2, 2012

White Roses - reflected whites,floral

White Roses     12"x 9"     oil on linen panel
I rarely paint roses for whatever reason, but I really wanted to work with reflected whites and these filled the bill. These are one of the beautiful varieties in the Butchart Gardens , Victoria B.C. I can't   say which, but trust me, they're all gorgeous! Jane, one of our traveling companions, cleverly thought to reserve a table for 'high tea' in a restaurant that overlooked the gardens, and it was heavenly. These roses say 'high tea' to me!
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9 comments:

martinealison said...

Je serais bien venue vous rejoindre pour prendre une tasse de thé avec vous et avoir la joie de profiter de l'ambiance de ce jardin aux roses blanches...
Une peinture très délicate elle dégage une grande pureté. Le travail des nuances blanches est absolument remarquable ainsi que les jeux de verts...
Gros bisous

Dottie Leatherwood said...

absolutely perfect...love the composition.

Karen Johnston Daily Paintings said...

You really got me now Mary...I absolutely love white flowers and these are superb!!

Karla said...

I would suggest you paint more roses a LOT more roses. This is absolutely beautiful!

hmuxo said...

Gorgeous piece, Mary!! Congratulations on this painting!!

Jane said...

You should paint roses more often these ones are truly stunning, wonderful composition !

Karen Werner said...

So lively and fresh, Mary!

Nora MacPhail said...

Holy Frick! That is sensational!

claire christinel said...

Gorgeous painting Mary, and your reference is from my home town! I love the loose painterly style, and you captured the roses perfectly.