a vase of pink roses 24

Mona Pendleton | Monday, May 2, 2016 @ 10:33 PM | , ,

Hi! The past week has been a little hectic around here. Scott and I took a trip to San Francisco to visit my dear son Jerry and sweet DIL April. While we were there, we walked around the beautiful San Francisco Botanical Gardens and Rose Garden which are located in the Golden Gate Park. I went a little photo crazy taking LOTS of inspiration photos to add to my "to paint" library ;) Here are just a few photos from the rose garden and a couple from the Botanical Gardens:
sweet Scott :)
a few beautiful roses:



my favorite cactus in the Botanical Gardens:

Next I have a 12" x 12" painting to share that I painted for my dear friend Heather which was inspired by Gary Jenkins:
Here's a couple step shots that I took along the way:

and here are some close ups of the pink roses:



I'm linking this painting to Paint Party Friday:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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24 Sweet Comments So Far:

Christine L said...

Fabulous photos Mona - thank you for sharing them...... and then a wonderful painting of stunning pink roses!

Big hugs
Christine x

Lisa said...

Your painting looks like you plucked some of those beautiful roses from the garden and added them to the canvas!! It's absolutely amazing!! I love the colors and the leaves!! Your friend will treasure this work of art!! Beautiful photos, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous vase of flowers Mona. Love the images from the gardens, ours won't be in bloom for a while yet. hugs :)

Team Clark said...

Your roses are all so fantastic!

Greta said...

Pink roses are my favorite & your canvas is gorgeous, Mona! My sis lives in the Bay area & they just visited Golden Gate Park--I think for the first time. She wants to go back & spend more time--maybe we'll do it next time I visit. That cactus is amazing--nothing I've ever seen! Don't forget--Portland is the City of Roses & has a gorgeous rose garden--& we could meet for lunch!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, we love visiting botanical gardens so I really enjoyed your lovely photo's, Mona!!! TFS. And I can't believe how your wonderful painting started off - I don't know anything about painting and would have guessed that you start with the roses straight away!!!! Your vase really looks amazing and your painting is another great work of art!!!!
Have a great day!!!

Lisa said...

What pretty roses, the real and painted variety!!

Cheryl W. said...

Thanks for sharing your SF photos. It was fun to see them. Loved your canvas, too. I'm sure your friend loves it.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, wonderful painting and fab photos! Looks as if you had a ball!!

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful photos and gorgeous canvas! Heather is a lucky girl!

Davi said...

Such beautiful pics of the gardens. Glad you got to visit with your son and dil. Your pic for your friend is so Beautiful, how thrilled she must be with her awesome gift!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I bet your friend will always cherish this beautiful painting!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful photos of your visit. Peach and pink roses are my favorite! I am so excited about that gorgeous painting. You are naturally talented at painting these beauties. :)

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful photos of your visit. Peach and pink roses are my favorite! I am so excited about that gorgeous painting. You are naturally talented at painting these beauties. :)

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, such amazing photo's! Looks like a fabulous trip! Your canvas is just gorgeous! You are so creative! Love it!
Sherrie K

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous photo's and loving that painting too! You really are amazing! ;-)

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous photos and that painting is amazing Mona!!

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful painting Mona!!!!! Roses are my favorite!!! Such lovely pictures too.

Mirna said...

Lovely painting! So beautiful! Love the roses! Thanks for sharing all the pretty photos too!

Susan Lankford said...

Mmmm...the botanical gardens look lovely and what a great source for inspiration! The painting for your friend will be a treasure!

Mary Reidel said...

Jaw dropping, Mona! Is there anything you aren't magnificent at? This is gorgeous!

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh your colors and brushstrokes are just AMAZING! This is FABULOUS!

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Looks like a wonderful visit. I bet your friend loved this painting. You are quite the artist with many hands :o)

Nora N. said...

What lovely photos Mona!! That painting is STUNNING!! I so wish that I could paint like that!!


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