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.
wow...this almost looks like a photograph, realism at its finest with beautiful color and composition :-)
over 1 year ago
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
over 1 year
photo realistic & very beautiful!
over 1 year
Great composition, execution, light and color harmony. All around, simply stunning.
over 1 year
Wow..WOW.!! I thought it was a photo..Awesome I'm speechless..Great work.!!

over 1 year
This is magnificent, and the most beautiful painted roses I've ever seen. 5***** your talent is awesome~~~
12 months
I could just about smell thier perfume they look so real just beautiful Margaret
10 months
this is such a beautiful painting, Margaret. the roses look so real
10 months
Amaizing roses ...very perfect..the light is so realistic.. I loooooove it..''najla''
7 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
3 months
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 :)
1 month
And, all of a sudden, you become my idol...
Stunning is not enough to say!

Best regards,
2 months
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 :)
1 month
Beautifully painted . Life liked
1 month
Thanks Jenny missed your comment.... M
1 month
I must keep looking to convince my brain this is not a photo. Oh how very beautiful and amazingly realistic!
1 month
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
1 month
Absolutely brilliant painting. Wonderful palette, great skill and detail. Enjoyed watching it. Thank you for creating and sharing. Take care.
19 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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