‘Whiskey Mac’, 11X14 in., acrylic on canvas panel, December 2013, a Christmas Gift from father to daughter (Cari)
We had made the move from Toronto to Cloverdale and a dream home. The stained glass insert on the front door of our new home displayed a beautiful rose. The home was affectionately called the Rose House. The summer following Cari’s completion of her degrees in Winnipeg she chose to move west permanently as well. The appropriate planting of a rose garden was a father-daughter project. During one of those delightful humidity free summers, Cari and Dad dug up the soil and added additional topsoil to make a garden along the south exposed wall of the detached garage at 5767 185 Street. Among the first roses was this hybrid tea rose called ‘Whiskey Mac’ with bronze – apricot colours, and a light aroma. The original greyish colours of the cedar siding of the rear of the house and the garage are noted in this painting. The floral display of this garden was enjoyed with a few minor replacements and additions for twenty years.