NEW Artwork2018-06-05T00:05:58+00:00

New Artwork:  “Roses in a Crystal Vase”

“Roses in a Crystal Vase” oil on linen, 36″ x 36″ $5500.

About the painting:

I painted this original artwork, “Roses in a Crystal Vase” on linen and mounted it on a 36″ x 36″ gallery support, 1.75″ in depth.  First of all, Cadmium Red & Yellow Deep, a gorgeous Red Violet and Quinacridone Rose were incorporated with my basic palette.  In addition I applied the pigments using a slightly abstract, rather than realistic, technique.  This was because I think abstracted artwork leaves plenty to the imagination.

Especially relevant, my objective:

… was to create a soft but dramatic image.  Therefore, I positioned the bouquet in a window.  Here, light would filter through the petals, define edges and reflect the blueness of the natural daylight.  A wide band of ultramarine (tint with titanium white) articulated the windowsill.  Furthermore, dabs of the hue layered and scumbled throughout the canvas created a sense of reflected light.  

While first underpainting with yellow ochre, I created a base upon which violet, red, rose and ultramarine hues could be layer to a subtle incandescence.  Cadmium yellow (deep hue) was generously swept through shapes.  Also, the brilliant colour created the illusion of sunlight as well as greens when layered over the ultramarine.  Another point, I mixed some pigments on the palette and others on the canvas while working wet in wet because I like variety.  Otherwise, I’d probably get board. My background became softer as I laid in white paint over juicy bits of mid-tone underpainting.  As a result the bouquet appeared to move forward.  

I diffused edges or masked where necessary with a translucent veil in order to direct the eye toward focal points in the artwork.  Consequently an implied movement was created within the boarders of the artwork.  This movement was intended to guide the eye gently through the artwork like consecutive pages in a book lead through a story. In conclusion I found the process was delightful, consequently as a painter and from a personal perspective.  If you enjoy the results or have any questions, please write to me at


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See additional details for “Roses in a Crystal Vase” oil painting below. 

bouquet detail  “Roses in a Vase”

rose profile detail “Roses in a Vase”

big white rose detail  “Roses in a Vase” 

diffused background detail “Roses in a Vase”

shaded area detail “Roses in a Vase”

crystal vase detail  “Roses in a Vase” (detail 6)




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Peony Impressions #1

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Beauty, grace and refinement are the qualities Roxanne Dyer explores when painting the sublime peony.  Peonies are especially lovely and generously offer many opportunities to create gorgeous arrangements that beautify the intimate universe, your home, your life.  Roxanne explores the peony’s personality liberally and arrives with a composition that is very much about the essence of “the peony”.  They are gorgeous…they represent all that is beautiful in our world…simultaneously strong and delicate, light but dramatic, moving but serene.  This image is based on Roxanne’s original oil painting titled “Peony Impressions #1”

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