Michelle’s roses


Fine art oil painting. Before the birthday roses could be given away, they had to get painted.


Michelle’s roses by Alison C. Dibble is an original, one of a kind, fine art oil painting, 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.6 cm), in a gold plein air frame. The price ($1000) includes shipping in the lower 48 states of the USA*.

Yes, there really is a Michelle, and these were indeed her roses, purchased from our local florist who is a talented artist in her own right. We had just a few hours before we would attend her birthday party, so I set them up with a strong light on them and painted quickly with the palette knife and some stiff brushes. I painted over a painting of a horse-drawn sleigh which I considered expendable, and tilted it up on its end so that the strong verticals of that painting became an underlying structure for this painting.

Though the rich apricot and red-tinged orange colors were what drew me, it was the contrast in textures between fern and flowers that held my interest. And yes, Michelle liked them!

[Item number 4625]

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