Category Archives: Commisioned Work

Peach Roses Climbing Brick Wall on Slate

Upon request, I revisited painting a profusion of peach colored roses  against a brick wall using an old slate roof tile as my canvas.  The realistic roses are depicted in all stages of growth from bud to full bloom to faded rose hip. The attention to detail is evident in the whole piece, including the bricks painted in the background. The scene includes a Rice-paper butterfly and a honey bee. A leather cord is threaded through the original nail holes in the slate and is secured with a knot and a pretty ceramic bead. The slate is 24′ tall and 12″ wide and it weighs 8 pounds.  I can paint something similar for you if you’d like!

Pansy Platter Pair

Pansies are fun to paint; I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again!! For this custom project the client wanted Pansies painted on her two large metal platters which were bordered with a wooden rim (15″ diameter).  I covered over their original motif with a grayish blue background color.  And then I just had fun!  Of course in addition to painting a variety of floral patterns and color variations, I put in buds and seed pods and wilted blooms along with a bee in each one.