Oil on Canvas

Ready to hang.  This painting has been sold.  If you would like to commission something similar, please contact Clare.

Artwork Information

This beautiful original oil painting was done from a photograph taken while in a stunning Rose Garden. The sun was shining through the petals and the rose was backlit. I have attempted to portray this lovely glow using both colour and depth. The rose is considered a symbol of balance. The beauty of this flower expresses promise, hope and new beginnings. It is contrasted by thorns symoblizing defense, loss and thoughtlessness. There are no thorns in this painting keeping the beauty of this magnificent flower separate from the thorny nature of its stems. Red roses convey deep emotions – be it love, longing or desire. They can also convey respect, admiration or devotion. They also have special romantic meanings associated with them. This particular red rose was painted with oils which lend themselves to the fine blending required to portray the soft petals and the transition from light to dark seen in subjects which are backlit. This would be a bold statement in any décor.