Painting size 22 1/2" x 15"
I have always loved flowers but have to confess I am no gardener. If it wasn't for my husband looking after our moderate sized garden I would need to employ a gardener to have anything decent to admire. However I thoroughly enjoy creating a garden on paper by using my imagination and with the aid of a single bloom reference (real, photo or googled) for getting a bit of a likeness, I plant a flower on the page and let my imagination help it grow into a flower bed full of blooms. I try and portray the essence of the flower and use a variety of brush strokes, flicks, splatters and more to convey my imaginary leaf shapes, stems and twigs. I haven't painted enough in my opinion these past few days due to outside committments but yesterday I was able to get lost in the moment with trying to capture the essence of these Roses. This is the type of painting I like the best. They don't all turn out well but they are a lot of fun and very rewarding when they do.