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Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Love   oil/canvas board   8 x 8
Happy Valentine's Day!  Oh-so-many years ago, I painted roses, roses, and more roses while doing greeting card work for that time Shurman Fine Papers.  Roses are complex.  And they are difficult.  I don't particularly favor them, but they are certainly appropriate for the season.  Actually, I thought that I had had my fill.  In painting them, I try to understand their construction and have found that painting individual leaves (at first) is the way to proceed.  This little ditty was painted as an exercise, a discipline.  Understanding their construction helps us to understand other kinds of folds and other kinds of complexity.

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