I'm not a 'flower painter' but I wanted to paint the flowers which were laid down, one by one, on my mothers coffin when she died in february. Originally there were 40 roses, apparently one was missing.
What a beautiful memorial to your mom. She would want you to be strong, and to continue to be the gifted artist that you are. She would want you to shine on and be the best that you can be. I think it is a wonderful thing that you did this magnificent painting in her honor. She is proudly smiling from afar, and I bet she sends a big hug too.
Amazing in every way...not only the sentiment contained within it, but the skill with which this was made...I still can't believe it's not a photograph. Incredible work, and my condolences for your loss.