Oil on Gessoed Panel
10" x 8"
Click here to purchase this painting.I painted this rose back in October of 2013. I had taken a trip with my new girlfriend not long before for the memorial service for her father. We were in Mississippi at his home and surrounded by her family who I was meeting for the very first time. What could have been a very somber occasion turned into a celebration of life. It was amazing to be there and feel the spirit and love.
There was a flower garden in front of the porch filled with roses. There were beautiful, full blooms of red and white flowers. I took lots of pictures that weekend, and I also did a few quick pencil drawings in a small sketchbook I brought with me.
Later back in Beaumont I painted this white rose from her father's garden. I loved all the subtle shifts of green and violet I discovered reflected in the white petals, and the deep reds and browns of the porch and ground contrasted beautifully with the soft tints of the rose.