So our last name "Farmer" means a lot to my husband. He takes his gardening seriously and thoroughly enjoys it. I think it's really all about his Grandma's influence on him. She was in the garden as much as she possibly could be.
When we were first married, John couldn't wait to move out of our apartment and get his own piece of land. Gardening was completely new to me, being raised Air Force and constantly on the go. I have learned a lot since then. But my biggest accomplishment was convincing John to grow something other than food producing crops. That remains his priority, with the addition of lots and lots of roses.
My husband is simply an avid rose enthusiast, with over 40 rose plants in our garden. I never tire of them. Every new rose amazes me. There's something about the winding visual trip they take you on that fascinates me. The stunning colors just grab at me. The sunlight glowing through the pedals is sublime. Incredible beauty!
Looking at an arrangement of red and white roses on my kitchen counter, I was struck by the interaction between the two colors and how it defined their personalities. Of course, I just had to explore it thru painting. I just can't help myself.
"Red + White Roses" is a large painting at 30x48. Purchase price is $2,800 +tax/shipping. Click on the photo below for more information and a professional photo.