100cm x 70cm / 39in x 28in
Oil on Canvas
This was the last painting of the series. I wanted to capture the unique Landscape Rose garden at Bagatelle in the first days of summer. This north-eastern part of the park is laid out for a promenade amongst low blooming rustic rose bushes which include specimens for the prestigious annual International Rose Competition. I wanted to do a piece with a dominant red palette, and to compliment that difficult color, the acid green grass was the perfect complementary color. There is very little detail with the exception of the foreground, but we know where we are. The result is a strong and bright painterly piece, suggesting an invitation for a warm afternoon stroll through the garden.