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Absolutely Beautiful Inspiration................... from Anna Spiro

Soft Pink Roses from Spiro, Oil on Linen 8”X10” $168

I believe I have shared with you my love for interior design. I love textiles. I am fascinated with the history of furniture styles. I enjoy seeing collections of items from different cultures make an interesting design. My favorite thing is the creative use of art to create a home. One of my favorite blogs on Interior design is Absolutely Beautiful Things. It is just that. In it Anna Spiro, a designer from Brisbane Australia, shares with us her record of inspirational items.
I saw the photo below of the loveliest pink roses. I was so thrilled when Spiro allowed me to use the photo for a painting. I had great fun painting it, but I will have to try it again to show the softness that the roses have and more contrast. I hope you enjoy it and that you visit her blog. You will be inspired by all things lovely.


  1. I think you captured the softness quite well. They are beautiful.

  2. you are your worst critic. Your work always captures the soft details. That is what you do you are gentle and appreciate the value of the subject. What you see in the subject is what you portray. I do like this. The design on the tiles may have taken from the beauty of the roses... your doing better with the shadows also...=)

  3. I find roses among the most difficult flowers to paint (so curly, and so many petals and values...). You've done a terrific work with this painting. Congratulations!
    Best regards,

  4. Thank you, Megan, Carolina, and Patty for the very supportive words. They are so encouraging.

  5. I adore the strawberry this one says summer like no other of your paintings you are improving so much.

  6. I'd love to see a re-do also, but I don't see any problems here though! There is a beautiful softness across the whole surface of the painting.

  7. Wow, truly amazing is all I have to say.

  8. I love this painting - very French chic. Thank you for visiting my blog.


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