Larger Than Life

"Larger Than Life"
18" x 24"
Oil on wrapped canvas

Although the bloom on this sun-lit rose faded unexpectedly, it remains imprinted on my heart—always will. It was a rose I chose from a garden full of them, a special one that delighted and amazed me. A beloved rose. 

I painted this large piece in an afternoon—alla prima—in one sitting.  I felt compelled to capture the essence of it before anything changed, as it was painted from life.