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I have always been a keen rose grower, although currently I am a bit into a recovery of a minor stroke, and have been neglecting my rose garden which sadly lays there overgrown with weeds. What can I say, I have no excuse but that I am far too dizzy to work digging the garden. These roses were from our own rose-garden. The other thing in this painting is the vase. The form is quiet Universal, but the pattern is distinctly Middle Eastern, yet different from the few Moroccan ones I have. I saw the pattern in a magazine and borrowed it. That is artistic license no? If it isn't, then I am going to make a pot like it and paint that pattern on it!

Note: If you who would like to view my paintings in person, you are welcome to a live viewing at the seriously chique " Hampton Estate Wines " on Mount Tamborine (Gold Coast hinterland) where there are always around 20-30 paintings on show. Worth coming up the mountain for a day trip if you are visiting the Gold Coast , Queensland 4272, Australia.

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Oil - On Masonite #2181

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Just a few objects found in the house of a deceased uncle who was reading the paper while having his last smoke from the Ming tobacco pot (which lid is invisible behind the box.  The box with some small personal trinkets, a small checkered  pill box,  and an empty red glass flower vase, as he was a widower and did not like to see dying flowers in his house anymore. The feeling of holding something in your hands that is hundred of years old, like the pewter and the ceramic Japanese vase, gives me a feeling of agelessness. It vibrates through my entire body and to spend weeks painting something like this climaxes to an explosion in my imagination. A painting of this calibre is and always will be an eye catcher when people realise it has not been created with shortcuts and tricks, but genuinely by discipline and artistry without smoke and mirrors.
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