My Great Aunt Rose took up painting a little over thirty years ago for a brief period of time. She went on a bender, creating about twenty paintings. Her signature subject matter was vases full of flowers, in particular her namesake bloom. I was little, about five or six at the time, and I used to beg her to give me “art lessons” which she would often oblige, showing me how to draw whatever I requested. I was very inspired by my aunt’s art work.
Now that I have my own home, I was excited that she wanted to give me an “Aunt Rose original” for my wall. I picked out a nice canvas painting with textured pink flowers and dark turquoise tones that I thought would brighten up our bare grey walls. I couldn’t wait to get it home and hang it on the wall. The only problem was that the frame was in need of some work. [Read more…]