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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This is so sensitively done. I feel the weight of every pedal. I wish I could fall into it's fragrance.
over 1 year ago
Wonderful realism! Almost looks like a photo....you have a wonderful technique!
over 1 year
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.
over 1 year
Perfection!!!
over 1 year
photo realistic & very beautiful!
12 months
Great composition, execution, light and color harmony. All around, simply stunning.
11 months
Wow..WOW.!! I thought it was a photo..Awesome I'm speechless..Great work.!!

cheers
Frank
10 months
This is magnificent, and the most beautiful painted roses I've ever seen. 5***** your talent is awesome~~~
9 months
I could just about smell thier perfume they look so real just beautiful Margaret
8 months
this is such a beautiful painting, Margaret. the roses look so real
8 months
Amaizing roses ...very perfect..the light is so realistic.. I loooooove it..''najla''
5 months
Stunning! I love how you have done the blush of colour. I have Peace in my garden and it is so delicate like this. :) Lyn
25 days
And, all of a sudden, you become my idol...
Stunning is not enough to say!

Best regards,
Camelia
9 days
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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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Do you think the skin tones are o.k. or should they be a little less orange? also any other comments that could be helpful, I would appreciate, thankyou.?
Hi Brenda...I think your artist's licence here is fine..you are painting an impression, and very successfully, not just making a photographic copy! And I would... view answer
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