A NEW ADDITION TO MY HOME

Hello,

I have a new addition to my home that I wanted to share with you.  Its is a beautiful still life painting called “Old Roses” done by my dear friend Brenda Gibson.

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Brenda is an amazingly talented artist, and for a long time I had longed to own one of her paintings.  Having actually watched Brenda paint Old Roses, I fell in love with it and hinted to my husband that I’d like to buy it.

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Regrettably,  the original oil painting sold before Brad tried to acquire it.  So, he commissioned Brenda to produce a custom print on canvas, called a Giclee, of the Old Roses painting. Instead of simply handing off the painting to Brad, Brenda invited us over for dinner in her lovely garden, where she presented me with the painting.

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She built her beautiful French Normandy style home here in Lake Arrowhead around the same time we built our home.  So, we consulted each other a great deal during the building process.

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Once our homes were finished we each began our landscaping.  That’s when Brenda told me about the old, heirloom roses that were available for purchase from a catalog. Together we ordered several dozen old roses for our gardens, including one called Saint Cecilia for me.

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Brenda’s beautiful roses, grown in her own garden, became the subject of her still life painting called “Old Roses”.

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So, how fitting that she should have a little garden party in celebration of the painting.

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Her husband Jim barbequed…

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while her French Bulldog, Pierre, kept us company.

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Old Roses now makes its home in my bedroom…

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where every morning when I wake up it is one of the first things I see.

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That makes me very happy.

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If you’d like to see more of Brenda’s fine art it is offered for sale in a lovely little shop here in Lake Arrowhead called The Lake House.

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You can also find her award winning work on display at the Mountain Arts Network Gallery located in the Lake Arrowhead Village. Or, visit Brenda’s website here.

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So there you have it: A NEW ADDITION TO MY HOME 

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Comments

  • Emilie@TheCleverCarrot

    What a beautiful painting Brenda has created! That frame is the perfect compliment. A lovely addition to your home indeed! 🙂

  • miss b

    I like to have paintings in my home which have a story and yours falls into this category as you have watched your friend creating her works of art. It’s a beautiful addition to your home and what a fabulous frame. A lovely garden party in a charming outdoor area.

  • What a very nice thought, having paining in your home with particular meaning. Yes, the frame is very beautiful. Thank you.

  • Thanks Emelie.