Sunday, March 13, 2011

"Fresh Cut Roses" Oil Painting by Artist, NORA KASTEN


"Fresh Cut Roses"

© Nora Kasten
Oil painting on oil primed linen on board  (12"x24")  March 13, 2011

"About six weeks ago I bought a rosebush at Home Depot because it had one red-orange rose blooming that I really liked.  I brought it home, planted it in the front yard and it didn't die.  It just didn't do anything until last Friday and I noticed these beautiful roses blooming.  I was painting a self portrait that day but the next morning, Saturday, I went out early and cut all the roses for this bouquet.  Blocking in was all I could accomplish yesterday morning because good friends from Freeport and Rockport, Illinois were coming to visit.  This morning, when I walked into the studio, all the roses had opened up completely (spotlights are hard on fresh flowers) so I started painting away.  It's signed and under a fan out in the garage now, drying.  It's the best I could do and it feels good to be painting again.

Today, my beloved Karl is gone seven months."

9 comments:

Gilberto said...

Alleluia Nora!!!
These is that girl we knew, now the whey will be up hill and i will be enjoying your beautiful work against.

billspaintingmn said...

Ya really went to town on this one Nora, It's wonderful!!

martinealison said...

Cette peinture est remplie de fraîcheur et votre travail est la hauteur de ce que je vois, MERVEILLEUX.
GROS BISOUS.

Susan Roux said...

Ahh Nora, your roses are lovely! What did the neighbors think? People plant roses around their homes to add color. You on the other hand go cut every blossom! Gotta love you!

Carol Blackburn said...

So beautiful, Nora....glad you are painting.

Sheila Baker said...

Beautiful painting Nora!!!
You are a Wonderful Woman and Mother. Jay and I Love You very much and miss you. Jay always says "I miss my Mom" when he finishes his talks with you.

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