12 x 12 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
Made a visit to the Chicago Botanic Garden during a recent trip to that city. It was my first time at the garden there and we only had an hour to check it out, but it was very impressive and well worth going back to.
Stopped in the rose garden and took the photo below of this beautiful cluster of roses in sunlight. I played with the composition a little bit in photoshop (you can see the marked up image further below) and decided to create the painting in a square format.
Before painting it, I thought about the feeling I wanted the painting to convey. What came to me was reverence. Honoring the beauty of the flowers and the light and the source of all creation. We are blessed to have the beauty and magnificence of roses available to us.
|Reference photo from the Garden|
|Playing with the design in photoshop|