This is a scene from my Poem called “Oscar and the Roses”.

Oscar and the Roses excerpt:

“Oscar climbed the statue, the tallest of them all,
In search of the Roses, once and for all!
At last in the moonlight, a sight so fine!
Red Roses in an urn, perfect, divine!

Oscar’s hunger was now ever so growing,
He jumped to the urn, with Red Roses overflowing!
He leapt from the statue with the greatest of ease,
and gracefully glided on the gentle breeze.

The urn was tall without a doubt,
But this was no obstacle for Oscar to surmount!
With Wings out wide, Oscar climbed to the top,
Way up high, his struggle came to a stop.

Oscar scoffed the Roses and then grew tired,
Fell asleep, and then quietly died,
All through the night the stars did mourn,
And when the garden awoke, the Roses had thorns.

So listen to the spider and the frogs in the pond,
Don’t eat the Roses,
and you can’t go wrong.

This is an acrylic on transparency acetate film painting. Size A4.


divine, dragon, garden, oscar, roses, story, topiary, urn

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  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkerover 5 years ago

    so classic, beautifully composed work. and I can see why the dragon would be attracted to these red, blooming roses! Your work is always filled with depth, mystery and adventure!!

  • Thanks Solomon! I thought it would be no wonder Oscar would rather eat these than the oranges and apples in hi own tree he fell out of! I am happy with the design, and I drew the original on “drawing day” too.

    – Donna Huntriss

  • Dentanarts
    Dentanartsover 5 years ago

    Simple and clean… lovely colors too! Nice one Donna! o(~_O)o

  • Thanks Dentanarts. I have yet to put the night background on, but I do like it without it as a simple design on its own.

    – Donna Huntriss

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous Donna, your work is always so rich and sumptous (thats very likely not how you spell it) xoxox Have a nice Saturday and hope you get to draw for Drawing Day xxx

  • Thanks Anita! I have been drawing on drawing day! The original of this design was drawn on Saturday. I is too late to upload for Drawing Day?

    – Donna Huntriss

  • Socialite
    Socialiteover 5 years ago

    Beautifully painted, Donna. I can just see Oscar stumbling across these lovely roses and being enchanted with their beauty. :)

  • Thanks Anne! I wouldn’t mind this in my garden! Though we have been lucky with the rain of late and we have some lovely roses too. I think Oscar would be happy in my garden at home at the moment!

    – Donna Huntriss

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 5 years ago


  • Thanks LaneAngel! Hope you are doing well yourself too. XXX

    – Donna Huntriss

  • whiterose0777
    whiterose0777about 5 years ago


  • Thanks Dream Vision Images! It is one of my faves! I am hoping to sell it at the Local art Society’s major annual art show this year. I don’t mind if it doesn’t though!

    – Donna Huntriss

    IRISHPIXabout 5 years ago

    Amazing Talent~amazing~

  • Thanks Irishpix! I love your little widgets that are animated! How cute!

    – Donna Huntriss

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thanks ’Boo!

    – Donna Huntriss

  • BeataH
    BeataHalmost 2 years ago

    pretty nice

  • Thanks!

    – Donna Huntriss

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 1 year ago

    So beautiful!

  • Thanks Tori!

    – Donna Huntriss

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