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.
You definitely have THE EYE for taking wonderful pictures and giving them a second life in your paintings. Stunning!
over 1 year ago
Absolutely astounding art! Nature's design is unsurpassed and this painting is a wonderful tribute to it. Referring to you profile bio in which you write losing yourself into detail, I think that is impossible. A dear friend of mine once told me: 'Life is in the details.' The more I learn, the more I am inclined to think she is correct in stating that. Thank you for creating and sharing.
over 1 year
This is so sensitively done. I feel the weight of every pedal. I wish I could fall into it's fragrance.
over 1 year
Wonderful realism! Almost looks like a 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.
11 months
One can almost smell the roses - beautiful
11 months
Gorgeous in every way.....bravo!!!!
11 months
How could this be any more beautiful? I can almost feel the velvety touch of those petals.
9 months
9 months
photo realistic & very beautiful!
8 months
Great composition, execution, light and color harmony. All around, simply stunning.
7 months
Wow..WOW.!! I thought it was a photo..Awesome I'm speechless..Great work.!!

6 months
This is magnificent, and the most beautiful painted roses I've ever seen. 5***** your talent is awesome~~~
6 months
I could just about smell thier perfume they look so real just beautiful Margaret
5 months
this is such a beautiful painting, Margaret. the roses look so real
4 months
Amaizing roses ...very perfect..the light is so realistic.. I loooooove it..''najla''
2 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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Is it really so hard to give substance in an abstract or it is just because is my first try? Any comments and suggestions much appreciated. Thanks so much!
Love this Christina. So good for a first attempt at abstract. I find them very hard as I always tray to make them into something recognizable. Love the bright... view answer
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