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!
This oval plaque is small but dramatic. The pale rose is is just opening, revealing hints of pink and yellow. There is a bee hovering just below the leaves. The wooden plaque is painted in fluid acrylics, is 6″ X 4″ and is ready for hanging with a hook on the back. It is for sale at $65 including shipping and handling within the US. If you are interested in purchasing this plaque or custom ordering a similar piece with a different motif, please contact me through this site.
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.
My first Tiger Lily Plaque was so well received, I happily revisited the concept. Here I painted two bright orange Tiger Lilies in sharp focus against a clear blue sky! A honey bee is flying nearby. The painting is based on photos I took on the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts over ten years ago. This oval plaque is edged in metallic green and is approximately 11″ X 8″. It delivers a great punch! This one has been sold but I can paint you a similar one for $75. If you are interested in purchasing something like this please contact me through this site.