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I Dream of Roses

Roses in Black Vase, 5"x6" Oil on Linen Panel
 It's been my dream to have an old English garden--a little kept, a little wild, but mostly with all kinds of ruffly  roses that appear in Henri Fantin-Latour's flower paintings. Well, this past Christmas, my order was placed to David Austin's Roses and so started my long wait for the roses to arrive (in March) and finally to bloom, which they have beautifully.  The roses above are named Strawberry Hill and the ones below are named Claire Austin and Fantin Latour, one of my must-haves.
Roses in Glass Vase, 5"x7" Oil on Linen Panel
Bartlett Pear and Blue Stripes, 4"x6" Oil on Linen Panel


  1. Nice work! I like the reflections in the black vase. Lovely.

  2. Thank you for your kind words, Nora and for the sweet visit to my blog. I hope you return soon as I am working on lots of new work.


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