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Red Rose Series #5, oil pastels


“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 … Continue reading

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Red Rose Series #1, oil pastels


“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 … Continue reading

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Garden Rose, oil pastel


North Texas gardeners have lost countless rose bushes to a killer disease called Rosette.  Have you heard of it?  There is no known cure and there’s no rose-bush to date that’s resistant to the disease.  Well wouldn’t you know it, … Continue reading

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15 Paintings – Flowers Challenge: Rose Bud, #2


Yes these 15 paintings are putting up quite the challenge for me, but I’ll not be put off by it – I’m meeting the exercise head on  .   .   .  will take longer than 15 days, lol! #2 Rose Bud … Continue reading

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