Thursday, June 12, 2014

"Smithsonian Castle Rose Garden" (oil on stretched canvas; 18" x 18")


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It is with a great pleasure that I am sharing the new, better "Smithsonian Castle Rose Garden". Can you believe how much improved I am as a painter?  It is the same, yet totally different painting.  In understanding of color temperatures, the color-mixing ability, and confident brush strokes, it might as well be done by a different artist.

By the way, the painting shows the rose garden at the eastern end of the Smithsonian Castle on The Mall in Washington, DC.  If you visit the garden at the right time of the year, you will be enveloped in the thick perfume of roses in full bloom.  I am planning on visiting it next week!

4 comments:

  1. Wow, you have improved tremendously. I know exactly where you were as I have painted some enlarged hybrid roses from these gardens. What a treat.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. Too bad, we didn't cross paths right there and then!

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