As Gertrude Stein would say, “Rose is a rose, is a rose, is a rose.” What more can be said? Except to say it with two roses and a little gold leaf.
“This oil painting is from “the neighborhood” During a walk, I spotted the full blooming reds and knew it was the inspiration for my next blank canvas. The artwork was completed with a palette knife rather than brushes. Enjoy!”
Inspired by the rough character of the subject, the watercolor paper was textured with small pieces of various rice papers which made it appear to have a low relief sculptural surface. For contrast the space behind the cactus was left without the texture. All materials used are archival.