making love with light [roses]

I didn’t set out to paint roses.
As I played with this technique the roses
– or rather, their sublime architecture – appeared.
I adore roses, so I made them welcome.

Using the traditional layering method employed by the fresco painters,
I begin with the deepest tones of hues and pull out the forms with white.
The process continues through layer upon layer of colour;
I marvel at the way light creates form.


making love with light
[roses]

Hampshire, England
Sizes vary
Acrylic and pastel on textured canvas

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