Friday, January 23, 2009

Rose Gate

Our house is only 5 years old. The first things I planted after the grass went in our yard were roses. I love them. They are so easy to grow; they are the one thing that I don't kill in our landscape due to lack of maintenance.

Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island has glorious rose gardens. The entire place, in fact, takes my breath away. There is so much inspiration for painters there. I see how Monet drew so much inspiration from his own garden. Here is one painting I did that reflects one of the rose "rooms".



This one below is available on Etsy.

Here is the photo I took for inspiration:

Here is another variation I did of the above about a year ago. It is in warmer tones:

4 comments:

Cote de Texas said...

Gosh - you are so very talented! those paintings are gorgeous!!!

thank you so much for your comment!
Joni

Olive Rue said...

I would love to be able to paint like this. You truly have a gift.

LaurenFaythe said...

Thanks so much for such nice comments!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Lauren, I went thru the post so fast and didn't realize you painted these. These are exceptionally beautiful. I'm trying so hard to catch up on my comments to people, I mess up sometimes. Sorry