|A Dream of Roses|
Oil on panel, 9x12
Stems Plein Air Event - purchase here
After a morning paint of a complicated garden scene, I was in the mood for roses - up close and personal. So, I dropped off the wet painting at my car, and strolled through the arboretum. I found several very appealing varieties, before I landed at these beauties - and I had to stop! The creamy yellows and salmon pinks were more than I could resist! I did a quick pastel sketch which was barely more than marking the orbs, and started laying paint quick and loose. I had the perfect set up, a spot in the shade, soft breezes, friendly passers by, and the floral scent of the garden all around me. Sheer heaven! This is my 1236th painting is as many days.