Old Rose

"Old Rose"
36" x 36"Oil on wrapped canvas 

This rose faced my placesetting at a dinner party for my friend.  She was the only full-blown one in the bunch. I commented on the way her petals curled and the host sent me home with the entire bunch. The next morning all of them looked like this! I photographed them and have hundreds of images from which to choose.

I began painting in the corners, swirling burnt umber and mineral violet toward the soft edges of the outermost petals. I worked toward the center with lighter and lighter passes. Then when the values were right I began to add glazes of color until the center was rosey enough to be my focal point.

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