3 WHITE ROSES FROM ST. HELEN RADISSON HOTEL 1.
12” X 12”
OIL on Board
Kildare Gallery (Carton House)
The Radisson Hotel has a unique rose garden. One of the oldest and biggest in Dublin.
The gardener was out of town for a fall break and when he returned he saw, the Princess Diana rose tree broke in the wind. Sad it was.
I painted those flowers just to say ‘Goodbye’ to the plant.
This painting is painted with Alla Prima style which means it was done in one sitting.
I made numerous sketches beforehand because I wanted brave, fat, confident brushstrokes on the piece expressing the delicacy.
This painting is about FREEDOM and FLUIDITY. It was easy to paint because I’ve had a clear design on my mind even before I started it.