This rose oil painting is the result of a trip taken to see the Falls. We came across this rose in the garden located on the Canadian Side. They have a rose garden that rivals anything I've seen here in the U.S. and England. And the Brits can grow some roses!
There is a tremendous amount of mist that comes from the falls, and this keeps these roses in plenty of moisture, both on the leaves and in the ground. They seem to flourish with no visible mold issues.
Should you ever go there to see Niagara Falls, I do recommend seeing the Canadian Side and the many attractions there! Especially the rose and other botanical gardens. Oh, and visit the Falls too! It's one of those bucket list items that must be seen before you die.
A trick I used in this painting to keep your interest in the flower blossoms themselves is to blur the background. It emphasized the blossoms and really show off the three colored petals. Cream, yellow and red. An appropriate name of the rose bush.
Some details on this painting:
18" x 24" oils on cradled wooden panel, which means it doesn't need a frame, though you can put one on it should you decide to.
It has been varnished.
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One of the things I remember about these roses that I wanted to capture was the sunlight as it passed through both the blooms, but the leaves. Some of them seem to glow.
For those that have veiwed the demonstration on this painting, have you noticed anything different?
The addition of the butterflies are my way of expressing these beautiful creatures. Global Warming has impacted them, and we see fewer and fewer. The 2 black ones are semi-hidden with dark backgrounds but your eye will pick up the subtle blues and whites of their wings and pull you into the painting closer to get a better glimpse.
Of coarse, the Monarch near the center is the star of the show!
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