Saturday, October 27, 2012

Rose Garden Morning

This was painted in the spring in the Rose Garden in Bentonsport, Iowa.

 The composition was inspired by a Monet painting 
"The Parc Monceau".
 I found a reproduction in the book 
"Impressionist Gardens" by Clare A.P. Willsdon.

I used a very similar palette as well.
It doesn't hurt to learn from the masters.

 It is a painting that I was sorry to sell quickly.
It was in a show at the Fort Madison Area Art Association and it sold before the opening.