Hot as Fire!

It's as hot here in the South this summer as these hot as fire tangerine tea roses, which are appropriately named...

...Rio Samba!

Rio Samba is a hybrid tea rose introduced by Jackson & Perkins which was named after the Samba dancers at Carnival in Rio

Brilliant yellow petals deepening into orange near the edges creates a luminous beauty.

 The hybrid version of a fresh market bouquet grabbed my attention and is shown in my photograph above {which I have not re-touched}...

...and this is my interpretation painted in gouache and watercolour {shown framed as a suggestion}.

This charming painting would be adorable in a cottage, country house, or sun room. The rose bud border creates a lovely frame around the bouquet. Beautiful as an individual piece of art and lovely in a grouping of two or more.It is currently available in my Etsy shop.  My photo of the Rio Samba Tea Roses is available on a selection of licensed products in my Zazzle shop.

Wishing you all some time to smell the roses this summer.

Ciao amici,


Fabiana said...

You are so talented! :)

ciao from Newport Beach

Ivy and Elephants said...

The roses are gorgeous and the paintings are amazing.


Fleur de Bee said...

No joke those are seriously one of my top three shades of roses!! STUN-NING!! Yay you got your paints out while I was gone....how fun and pretty! I'll call this week to catchup :) xoxo

Margie said...

Oh man! Home for a couple of days before we leave again so I am playing catch up with my favs! This is GLORIOUS!!! And, the piece you did....ahhhh!

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