The roses in this painting were inspired by a visit to Stanley Park, in Vancouver, in April, 2020. My mother would often go to this famous rose garden and often took visiting relatives along.
My mother grew roses in the front yard of our house. These were a gift from my father to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. They lasted 25 years until the last one died the same year my father died. Of all the roses my mother grew, it was the red roses that impressed me the most as they were so intensely red. They reminded me of fire. Now, whenever I see red roses, I am forever reminded of my mother rose garden.
Painting Specifications: Medium: Acrylic Paint with Black Ink Size: 8w x 11h-inches Surface: Watercolour Paper Completed: June 2020