“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Aristotle
Who doesn’t like a rose, I’ve loved them for as long as I can remember – they hold a special meaning for me and that is why I’ve decided to do a series of paintings with a concentration on red roses, the symbol of love ~ thank you Aristotle!
Red Rose Series, #1, an oil pastel (5×5) painted on Mi-Teintes pastel paper (poppy red). I was looking for a way to really warm the background of this first painting that would soften the appearance of the rose. Sennelier oil pastels were used because they are the creamiest of oil pastel brands and spread very easily on pastel paper; my fingers and clay shapers were the tools of choice to paint this piece.
This particular rose was from a dozen that I received from my husband. Hope you enjoy your weekend. Thank you for checking in ~ click onto the image for a larger view.
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