"The Fruit of her labor"
50"x 42" oil
The rose is a generous flower. We enjoy her beauty and fragrance and her soft pedals are the carpets of brides. When other flowers are calling it a season, the rose gives forth her fruit. Nourishment for wildlife as well as to the most civilized tea party alike.
My design strategy was to paint the small, often overlooked fruit of the rose hip in a large context, while expressing the moment she is giving herself completely.
My work process was large in scale, 50"x 42". I sketched it, then an acrylics under painting followed by the oil painting. Completed 5/26/2013