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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Wonderful realism! Almost looks like a photo....you have a wonderful technique!
over 1 year ago
amazing realism
over 1 year
wow...this almost looks like a photograph, realism at its finest with beautiful color and composition :-)
over 1 year
Simply astounding and beautifully composed. ~Renee
over 1 year
I can't believe how perfect these roses are!
over 1 year
Margaret I'm not surprised it lives with you! This is gorgeous work. Adore the colors. I also paint in subject stages. Flowers at present.
over 1 year
I would have kept it, too :) These roses are so realistic and completely looks like a photograph! Amazing!!!
over 1 year
This is soooo beautiful. How clever you are....the subject I would love to paint so its right up my alley! The colour is very beautiful.
over 1 year
One can almost smell the roses - beautiful
over 1 year
Gorgeous in every way.....bravo!!!!
over 1 year
How could this be any more beautiful? I can almost feel the velvety touch of those petals.
11 months
Perfection!!!
11 months
photo realistic & very beautiful!
10 months
Great composition, execution, light and color harmony. All around, simply stunning.
10 months
Wow..WOW.!! I thought it was a photo..Awesome I'm speechless..Great work.!!

cheers
Frank
9 months
This is magnificent, and the most beautiful painted roses I've ever seen. 5***** your talent is awesome~~~
8 months
I could just about smell thier perfume they look so real just beautiful Margaret
7 months
this is such a beautiful painting, Margaret. the roses look so real
7 months
Amaizing roses ...very perfect..the light is so realistic.. I loooooove it..''najla''
4 months
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for Margaret
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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l started this painting in acrylic but couldnt seem to get the black body right and ended with drawing in pastel. Has anyone else had trouble like this?
Wonderful work on this black cutie Pauline. I am still new to painting, just over four years now but I find that using black or dark grey as an under painting... view answer
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