One reason I love painting wild roses, so iconic for this northern region where they grow wild along roadsides and scent the air with sweetness, is the nostalgia and meaning these flowers hold not only for me, but for so many others who spent summers in simple ways. I remember walking with grandma and filling her china tea cups with the roses we would pick. Peeling apart the rose hips in fall to view the fuzzy seeds inside. Learning that roses in shaded areas are a deeper pink than those bleached by sunlight. These flowers mean more than shape and colour and scent; they hold memories of childhood that never fade as long as roses bloom.
“Freshly Washed” measures 10″ x 14″ inches (25 x 36 cm) and can be purchased framed (see gallery) or unframed. Ships insured.