Rose #2

"Rose #2"
  24" x 24"
Oil on gessoed panel
When "Morning Rose" (see the post from Saturday, July 23rd) was purchased and shipped to Colorado I was left with a vacancy in my series.  I revisited my reference photos and cropped her lovely face into a square.  She is currently hanging as a companion piece to "Rose #3".

Here I faced the issue of placing a round subject in a square format again. I must enjoy the challenge.  If I recall correctly, the deceased artist Michael Gerry delighted in the same pleasure. He made a living painting large single blooms, many of them square.  

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