Monday, September 5

Rose #4

"Rose #4"
24" x 24"
Oil on gessoed panel
This little rose, and I do mean little, was the size of a quarter, full-blown, on the bush. I got her at the grocery store, being hungry for life in the dead of winter. I photographed her in many poses, but this one seemed to capture the essence of who she was. 

 Her outermost petals were raw sienna; unbecoming a lady of her stature. Yet they suited her the more I painted.  So I left them and painted what I observed. Probably they were a result of having travelled under wraps in a refrigerated grocery truck for a week... or more.

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