White Roses Oil Painting – Impressionist Botanical Floral

White Roses (study)
6 x 8 inches
oil on plein air panel

Iceberg roses are among the most popular white rose varieties in California (perhaps in other US states, too.) These perennial plants have a carefree look about them, somewhat different from the formality of other hybrid tea roses. I decided to paint this group in a casual impressionist style, loosely, as though they were being tousled by the wind.


  1. Indigene
    July 24, 2011

    Beautiful and serene!

  2. Sarah Melling
    July 25, 2011

    As a fellow Californian, and owner of many iceberg roses, I had to comment on your lovely piece. You’re so right, they do seem carefree, compared to the more formal types of roses. I’m happy to have come across your work via Illustration Friday!

  3. AHAnto
    July 27, 2011

    Lovely study – loose, as you said, and the colours leave the impression that the roses have an inner glow.

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