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Watercolour ~ Image 220

Size: 24" x 18"

Golden Reflections

Watercolour of yellow roses around an old stone bird bath

Limited Edition: 75

Stepping out of the front door one June morning, I noticed something wondrous!  Mirrored in the bird bath were the yellow roses blooming on the far side of it!   Each fiery-hearted David Austin rose in the painting once bloomed in this rose bed.  

The roses never complain when blue jays or robins sprinkle their leaves with water as they splash about exuberantly on hot days.

Their favourite songbird is the yellow and black gold finch which comes to the rose bed to help them.  The goldfinch’s sharp little eyes see any tiny aphids that are sticking onto the stems of the rose buds, and they make a meal of the juicy insects.  Aphids sap the buds of much needed energy and nutrition, and if left unchecked, their nasty work can result in a twisted bloom, robbed of its potential grace and beauty of form.

As winter approaches, we must put the roses to bed.  My husband and I will slip a mesh collar around each bush, and stuff the collar with leaves.  The leaves will act as insulation, protecting the bushes from the ravages of winter’s cold, and shield them from fluctuations in temperature. 

Next April, the “covers” will be pulled off.  The sun will waken the roses once more.  They will push out buds, and prepare to bless their sheltered world with bouquets of joy . . . and Golden Reflections! 

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Original Painting (unframed)

ID #10220-ORIG
24" x 18"




Prints (unframed)

ID #220-T-PAPER-24x18
24" x 18"


ID #220-T-PAPER-12x9
12" x 9"


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Other paintings of this genre:

Back-Door Roses Burnished Branch Comely Comrades Dutchman's Breeches
Slippers of the Bruce
Sunny Sill
Touch Me Nots
Yellow Dogtooth Violets - Left Panel of Woodland Wildflowers Triptych
Jack-in-the-Pulpit - Middle Panel of Woodland Wildflowers Triptych
Trilliums - Right Panel of Woodland Wildflowers Triptych
Yellow Lady Slippers

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