The idea for this composition came from a nostalgic place in my mind - freshly clipped heirloom roses straight from the garden carried into the house in a simple woven basket. I like to display them in my sunny farmhouse kitchen window.  I painted this piece from life "alla prima" style - in one sitting.  The painting is on linen and affixed on 1/4" birch, and finished with varnish.  It will need a frame for display.

- Pamela Blaies

Heirloom Roses

Oil painting on canvas board

Signed on front

11" h x 14" w x .25" d
0 lbs. 8 oz.



Pamela Blaies
Colleyville, Texas

Getting to Know Pamela

Pamela Blaies unexpectedly discovered her passion for art. A move with her family put her children in sad spirits, so to cheer them up she painted murals on their bedroom walls. With time, she began looking forward to painting more and more. She works in “alla prima” style, a technique in which artists don’t wait for paint to dry and work with layers of wet paint. The effects of light and shadows in the world greatly influence her work.