Like a Red, Red Rose

"Like a Red, Red Rose"
12" x 12"
Oil on wrapped canvas
She wasn't red when I photographed her, but merely a beauty of the deep pink variety.  I had fallen in love with red paint. Had allowed myself to smear red in its purest form—and leave it.

Using only one red and one green with a gossamer breath of white, I tackled this piece.  Cadmium Red Light and Viridian were the contenders. Nothing but those two colors.  Draw the rose, smear red on the entire canvas, add the green to make the darkest darks and create petals by painting shadows in a spiral out to and over the edge of the wrapped canvas.  Done!

This painting is listed with, and for sale through a Daily Paintworks Auction.

Thank you for visiting today.