12" x 24" Oil on linen
"I love painting from life and Alla Prima. In the winter, where I live so far up north, I do enjoy painting flowers throughout the month of February in my studio. It lets me feel like I’m outdoors again capturing the beautiful essence of natural life. I put them in the window and let the day light illuminate their petals. That is how, David Austin, garden roses become my models. They are fragile, beautiful and full of life and fragrance. It keeps me looking forward to this time of the year."