For a year I concentrated on investigating and exploring roses. Some buds peel open, others unroll, there are curves and point patterns on the petals. A series of large pastels became an exploration of color and line to create moods. I continue to work with roses and have painted them with oils as well.
Shadows of Two Lights-Remember the Bells
8X10 oil on panel 2009
Painted in mourning for twin brothers, Larry Bell was my best buddy for years,
his brother Jerry passed away this winter. Many artworks are profound expressions of emotion,
this one celebrates the lives of two men who made a difference to so many.
Primarily painted with juicy yellows & violet [complementary colors], this is my first rose in oil paint.
The rose I painted from was red, from Charles.
The only rose with water droplets, this has a burgundy undertone that creates a dramatic feeling.
This is the June picture on the 2007 calendar.
I switched my music from Jazz to Blues while trying to work out the problems in this composition. As soon as the music started, it came together quickly and I really enjoyed scrubbing in these colors.
Various pinks make a strong statement that is not traditional. A large pastel, it makes a strong statement on the wall.
An early rose composition, this was my inspiration for extreme close up paintings.
This was selected for the Albright-Knox Members Collection.
During my rose series, I explored various color combinations such as blue and yellow.
This one was the most realistic - some botanist should give this rose a proper title.
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