“A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art”, Paul Cezanne
This painting happened to be based off of a photograph I took of a bouquet of red roses I picked from a gorgeous rose bush we had in our front yard. It was our favorite bush, but sadly this was the last batch of roses I was able to cut as the bush succumbed to the rosette virus that is deadly to rose bushes. So you could say that a lot of emotion went into the making of this painting ~ thank you Mr. Cezanne, he was so right.
Red Roses Series #3, an oil pastel (10×8) was painted on Mi-Teintes pastel paper (poppy red). The paper provided an overall warm undertone to the otherwise dark background that allowed the bouquet of red roses to stand on their own as they are surrounded with a soft warm glow of light reflecting off the table surface. Sennelier and Holbeins OPs were used because of their creaminess and beautiful array of colors – both brands worked well for the look and feel I was after in this piece.
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