"TALL VASE of RED ROSES", 16" x 20", Oil on Canvas (SOLD)
"Tall Vase of Red Roses", 16" x 20", Oil on Canvas. These beautiful tall roses were too beautiful to not paint. It started them some time ago but the color just didn't suit me. I set it aside as I do occasionally with an oil. The other day I went back to it with a fresh new idea. I changed the color of the roses as well as the background. In my idea it just worked and I had such fun dabbing on the impressionistic style brush strokes from a distance. I sold it in the first morning and I couldn't be happier how it ended up and where it's going to hang. I hope you enjoy looking at it also as I've heard it had quite a good response. This gives new thought to painting more red roses. Thank you very much. Any questions, you may send me a note. firstname.lastname@example.org
I grew up in Pasadena, California, and have lived near the edge of the Arroyo my whole life. First with my parents and sister, and then later with my own family, with a son and three daughters. I had a happy and busy life. As the kids grew I also went back to school, earning my RN degree. I then worked at the hospital where I was born, as well as where I had my own children. I always had a desire to paint but never gave it much thought until one day...and the story goes from there. I became self taught until studying watercolor with, Nuttall, Wiegardt, Stoddard, and Swenson, some of the best. From there I went to Art Center College of Design, up on the hill, where I first learned of my passion to also paint in oil. I was signed up to take a workshop with, Charles Reid who is my very favorite artist in watercolor and oil. Since fall, I have been dealing with breast cancer so my desires to take certain classes have to go on the back burner for now. Just a bump in the road is all. I also have great admiration for the talent of Jeremy Lipking. I check out his work frequently and am in awe. He is really good..!!