Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Rose Inspirations

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of tea while I share with you the inspirations for my art.  With Valentines Day right around the corner I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my photographs of roses (since my roses are not in bloom his time of year) that were the inspirations for  my art.

Finding inspiration - Red Roses . . . . . .




One of my favorite photos of Bentley, my Studio Assistant, stopping to smell the roses!  The rose is the flower of love and has inspired poets, musicians and painters for centuries.  I love painting roses and each time I pick up my brush to paint one I am reminded that roses are a gift to the spirit.





Finding inspiration - White Roses . . . . . .





Finding inspiration - Pink Roses . . . . .











Thank you for stopping by.  I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments, e-mails and those who follow my blog.  Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special.

Have a lovely week.  Blessings, Erin

"With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love."  Ephesians 4:2












10 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love roses and you capture them beautifully!

Sonia said...

I go to flowers for inspiration too! Your roses and blue and white china are gorgeous! Hope you are having a great week!
Miss Bloomers

Irene said...

Love the picture of Bentley smelling the roses. Your roses remind me of my mother who also had a yard full of many roses.

jeanetteann said...

Erin your paintings are so lovely. Beautiful roses too.
x jeanetteann

Zinnia said...

Hello, I enjoyed walking around your beautiful garden and smelling the roses. It was lovely to share a cup of tea with you. What a colourful and cheerful visit!
Thank you!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good morning Erin! OH what wonderful rose paintings...there's just something about roses that touch the heart. I love the painting with your hat on the table...just beautiful. They're all beautiful paintings! They make me happy...it must be the wonderful vibrant colors and the wonderful subjects you paint. I hope your day is a good one!
Maura :)

Hoghart said...

Your roses are gorgeous and your paintings are always cheerful and poetic too.
I love Bentley smelling the roses !
I could not live without roses around me. They inspire me too. Roses are a blessing for artists.

Ruth Welter said...

Love your beautiful roses Erin. have a wonderful weekend.

Ruth

vicki said...

Oh Erin-- the roses are so beautiful- the real ones and the paintings. The colors are perfection. The picture of Bentley is way cute!! He is so adorable!!

Have a great weekend Erin--
Vicki

Musje said...

Love youre photo`s,so gorgeous,I love working in the garden and pick my own flowers and what a beautiful magazine`s you have,I will visit you more,greetings Musje.