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.
Amaizing roses ...very perfect..the light is so realistic.. I loooooove it..''najla''
over 1 year ago
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
over 1 year
Belated thank you Lyn! My mother had these roses and I loved them. I have framed them in a mirrored frame and they now live in my house to remind me of her. M :)
over 1 year
And, all of a sudden, you become my idol...
Stunning is not enough to say!

Best regards,
over 1 year
Oh Wow Camellia!! Thanks so much for your generous comment! I remember painting these in memory of my Mum. Sitting in a lounge chair with the board on my lap, eating chocolate!!
M :)
over 1 year
Beautifully painted . Life liked
over 1 year
Thanks Jenny missed your comment.... M
over 1 year
I must keep looking to convince my brain this is not a photo. Oh how very beautiful and amazingly realistic!
over 1 year
Appreciate Karen. Thank you!! Took me ages actually to get the shadows correct. Mum had these special roses in her garden in New Zealand so painted in memory of her
over 1 year
Absolutely brilliant painting. Wonderful palette, great skill and detail. Enjoyed watching it. Thank you for creating and sharing. Take care.
over 1 year
Stunning work!
12 months
Superbly realistic painting, Margaret.
11 months
Thank you so much hanging in my home. They were my Mum's favourite roses. M
11 months
Absolutely wonderful , the blending of the colours the light and shadow , perfect in every way , so well done indeed .
10 months
Thank you so was a painting I was not happy with originally and was going to give away...glad now i kept it :)
10 months
Beautiful painting,amazing details!
8 months
Sheer perfection!
Marilyn xx
8 months
Really love the softness of the flowers..
7 months
Wow! Gorgeous!
6 months
Absolutely stunningly beautiful. Sublime.
5 months
Every time I see this painting I feel beauty and only the beauty....
1 month
Just perfect, I lov it! !
8 days
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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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