Wednesday, August 01, 2012
"Iceberg Roses" ©
A good friend of mine, Marian Fortunati just posted on her blog, is this really white? Marians Blog
At the same time I was working amongst the white petals of these Iceberg Roses, wondering about how it happens that often our worlds collide. White is very interesting, in that "white" is almost never white, since it is influenced by everything around it, including the source of light. I needed one more flower painting for an upcoming exhibit and now I just have to bring this one home after a day or two of tweaking. Iceberg Roses are common in my canyon, as they can take the heat, are resistant to disease and bugs. We do have a couple of deer that seem to think the roses resemble Haagen-Daz Ice cream.
Oil on Canvas, 20" X 16"