Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Single Red Rose

A Single Red Rose, 5" by 7", oil on linen board, February 2009
Private collection, Great Falls, Virginia

In the spirit of Saint Valentine's Day, I finished a very small study of a single red rose. Ah...love...of course these colors defy what can be accomplished with my normal palette, and even an odd extra tube of magenta only managed to get me somewhere in the ballpark of the vibrant red. I've never been happy with the studies of roses I had done in the past, and this one had me similarly dissatisfied. I do have another single rose in a cup on standby for another attempt, so I might try again tomorrow.

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