tags: original art - pink rose - oil painting - alla prima - surrealism
"A picture is first of all a product of the imagination of the artist; it must never be a copy." -Edgar Degas
Rose, Enjoying a Day at the Beach
oil on wood panel
Here's the latest floral painting that I mentioned in the previous blog post. It's admittedly off on a tangent, perhaps a weird one, but I decided to post it anyway. For my FB studio page entries, I've taken to posting quotes along with the painting. I decided to include the same quote for this post as well, as I think it's apropos for this painting in particular.
I don't think that all art has to be beautiful, serious or even have a point. Sometimes, it can just be funny. Did you laugh when you saw this painting, or did it elicit an eyeroll? If you smiled or laughed, then thank you - that's what I was hoping for. It doesn't have to make sense.
I almost wiped this; the rose was exceptionally difficult to paint, but I forced the issue and now I think it mostly resembles a rose. It is far removed from its original location in a home garden along New London Rd in Mystic, to this imaginary beach. We are back to overcast skies and some snow flurries here today, so a cheery flower at a beach sounds pretty good right about now.