While My Roses Gently Weep, 10 x 14 inches

oil on linen, 10 x 14 inches

While My Roses Gently Weep

I was in an experimental and somewhat melancholic mood when I created this painting at the end of May. I had placed some recently cut roses on a surface in my studio and walked away. I had been grappling with thoughts of near loss and aging, and how life is shaped by fleeting moments of strain and beauty.

When I returned to the studio, I glimpsed the roses — backlit and silhouetted by darks — and I knew this is how I wanted to express the jumble of feelings I was experiencing.

When I finished this painting, S. commented on how it seemed to be an expression of grief, and I agreed, pulling on my emotions in the same way some songs do.

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{10″ x 14″ – oil on linen}

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  • Posted August 21, 2015 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    It’s truly amazing to me how our inner emotions manifest on canvas. I think that’s part of the magic of being an artist! Your subtle value changes add to the feeling of melancholy (which happens to everyone, after all).

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