Oil Paintings - Roses and Lisianthus - Wall Art

Here are images of some of my rose paintings, as well as paintings of lisianthus, which resemble roses when their tapered buds are fully open. I would paint roses more often if there wasn't some sort of law against selling inexpensive, interesting varieties at the corner Korean delis in my neighborhood on Manhattan's Upper West Side All you ever see is the same Hybrid Tea Rose in a bouquet of perfect blooms that are all neatly pruned to exactly the same size and shape. Sure the price is right, but who wants to paint such a uniform bouquet all the time, without at least a couple of buds to break up the monotony. The growers at the local farmer's market sell plenty of interesting peonies, lilacs, cosmos and mums, but for some reason never have cut roses for sale. My flower limit is $10, so I can't afford the price of roses at the dedicated florist shops in Manhattan. Well, mother never promised me a rose garden, and life is not very often a bed of roses, etc. I like lisianthus because the bouquets come "au naturel," with plenty of leaves, buds and full blooms.

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