Thursday, June 18, 2009

"Rose Arbor Swing" Pastoral New Hampshire Countryside Original Painting

8"x8" Acrylic on canvas.
Commission. Original in private collection.
Prints available.

Yellow climbing roses covering an arbor swing in a pastoral, scenic New Hampshire setting, with mountains in the distance, birch trees, stone walls and flowers.

This is the 2nd of 5 commissioned paintings depicting New Hampshire. They requested that one painting have yellow roses. We discussed having the yellow roses climbing an arbor, so they sent a photo of their arbor swing. So now the challenge was painting the arbor swing with climbing yellow roses in a New Hampshire setting.

These are the reference photos I used. The 2nd photo is one I took while driving along a scenic road in the NH countryside.


  1. How beautiful. It is warm and tender. I'm impressed with your ability to take pieces of differnt photos and make it one stunning painting.

  2. What an incredibly serene painting. It just invites you in to sit on the glider and relax in that beautiful setting. Wonderful painting.

  3. Thank you for your wonderful comments! I love to hear your input! :)