A first offering for 2014. Hope everyone is having a great start to the year.
I sketched this quickly at Gisborne in the garage from sprays of red flowers from the Red Bank.
The combination of deepest red velvet bush roses and the exuberant tangerine nasturtiums with geums and geraniums is so delicious.
Started with acrylics and then layered on oil paint to get enough depth of colour for the roses. The jug, bowl and vase are all family heirlooms – the vase was made by my grand dad in his later years.