Peace roses by Margaret

Peace roses

oil on canvas. This is my flower stage. I seem to paint in stages.I really love capturing roses..the colours in the petals facinate me. Not my normal colour range and was going to 'gift' it but it now lives with me.
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Sooo real! Wow! This is one of the best roses i ever seen.
over 4 years ago
Wow such a comment from you..I am honoured. I love painting roses..maybe shall add some more?
Smiles Margaret
over 4 years
Roy says GREAT truth about it...I agree with him in all words______and much more congratulations to master!
over 4 years
Thank you ,thank you..so glad you like it.Smiles Margaret
over 4 years
it's more than great!
over 4 years
Really!! Thank you. Margaret
over 4 years
Hi Margaret, These roses are truly beautiful. I looked very hard and you have done a wonderful job + with the detail and capturing the frail quality of these roses. I do hope you will add these to the Roses in Colour Group. 5 ***** From Mike
over 4 years
Thank you Mike. Wish I had the freedom you seem to have with the brush! An honour to have you comment. Try an add to group...not good at this but will work it out!!Smiles Mmarg
over 4 years
This is a manificent work! Is it possible to crop it so it will show us more? If you need help on this just ask, it would make a much more professional presentation. Janet
over 4 years
Thank you so much Janet. You are all so kind on this site! I will crop it as it is one of my favourites. Thx Margaret
over 4 years
Janet does this look better?? Marg
over 4 years
'gorgeous'
over 4 years
Thank you Thea..just wish they would grow in my garden!! Margaret
over 4 years
Better cropping
over 4 years
At first I thought it was a photograph. Amazing realistic.
I love all our work!
over 4 years
Belated thanks my friend. The roses I am painting now are not working!! Smiles Margaret
over 4 years
hmmm , im trying to work out how you did this because i want to be able to !! lol its great . its almost 3d like wearing the red and green glasses and it comes out at you , i see its done through subtle tones and colours , shadows and its so effective , brilliant work .
over 4 years
Sev you're so funny. I can't work it out half the time!! lots of oils and blending! Thanks Margaret
over 4 years
It is absolute perfection.5******Well Done
over 4 years
Stars!! belated thx Charleen. Margaret
over 4 years
You can definetly smell them. d
over 4 years
Belated thanks D.Smiles Margaret
over 4 years
Just stunning beauty and skill level is through the roof. 5***** plus more. :) Kerry
over 4 years
Sorry my friend missed all of these comments. Thx for you support. This is one of my favs...seemed easy at the time but now I am struggling. Love your delicate rose so fragile...lovely message. Hugs Mxx
over 4 years
So well done,Margaret.They are so beautiful so real......
over 4 years
Belated thanks for your comments. Smiles Margaret
over 4 years
Beautiful ;0)
over 4 years
Paul apologises..missed some of these comments. Thx Margaret
over 4 years
I missed this roses Margaret. They are fantastic. The colurs , the light , the composition. I love everything about it. My best and merry Christmas. Robert x
over 4 years
Hi Robert. So appreciated. Hope you Xmas was full of good cheer. Kindest Margaret
over 4 years
excellent work ,so realistic 5*
over 4 years
Thank you Daniel for stars! i painted to give as gift but eneded up keeping for myself. Margaret
over 4 years
WOW ~ These flowers are so beautiful.. they look like they are popping off the canvas.. you captured perfect realism. .congrats on a stunning painting ;)
over 4 years
Chrisann apologises for the belated thank you. Your comments are always valued. Kindest Margaret
over 4 years
You have painted these extremely well Margaret. The only thing lacking is the smell, and if I use my imagination I can almost get that as well!
over 4 years
Matt they smell divine! Sad thing is these days roses are grown for their beauty not their fragrance.Thank you so much for your kind comments. Smiles Margaret
over 4 years
this deserves a well earned WOW! from me...so realistic! The best roses i have seen on this site! Stunning Margaret! Your depth is to be admired. truly masterful in this piece. congrats!
over 4 years
Belated thank you Lydia. I am honoured with your comments. This was a piece I was happy with when finished which doesn't happen a lot with me! so appreciated...Kindest Margaret
over 4 years
All your works are incredible!
Tank you for your words.I am honoured!
over 4 years
Belated thanks for your kind comments.Warmest Margaret
over 4 years
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My photos rarely look like the actual painting, wrong colour and tones usually and sometimes glare. Do you also have difficulties in uploading a photograph which looks reasonably like your painting,...
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MargaretNew Zealander,adopted by Australia. Never realised I had any creativity until I swapped Latin for art. My great art school teacher encouraged me to try for Fine arts diploma and attend university. A blink later I decided I wanted to be a fashion designer. Thought you just sketched frocks not have to draft patterns etc!!Both my father and teacher all but disowned me when I and decided painting faces (makeup) was my thing. Makeup is a form of art I think.

Can't really remember anything I learnt formally. So I am basically self teaching my way along.I probably get caught up in too much detail as I paint with canvas board on my lap watching TV,playing music and eating chocolates!

My greatest influences were Pietro Annigoni.His charcoal...
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I feel I should never paint in this style again!! Do you agree? I did the best I could in a style I do not particularly like!
It's a style I love and it requires close attention to detail. When I paint like this I often turn the canvas upside down or sideways and concentrate on small... view answer
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