“There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.” Henri Matisse
Perhaps Matisse was speaking to me as I painted the latest in my red rose series, as the oil pastels melted between my fingers and one line stroke blurred into the other. Painting a rose today was a lesson in forgetting every rose that came before ~
Red Rose series #5, an oil pastel (7×5) was painted on ochre tinted Mi-Teintes pastel paper using mainly Sennelier and Holbein brands. Besides using my fingers as a painting tool, a painters knife and razor blade helped to create depth, and fractured color and light within the painting.
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