Love in Any Language
Oil on canvas, 12" x 12" x 1.5"
My interpretation of one of God's most beautiful creations. Personally I can't imagine how anyone can look at one of these and not believe in a Creator, but then at various times I have also said that about horses, dogs, cats, sunsets, rainbows, oceans, mountains - well, you know. Psalm 19:1 says it all: "The Heavens declare the glory of God and the earth shows forth His handiwork."
Lately I have been drawn to looking at things close up. I even began a series of animal paintings called "When I Look in Your Eye." While roses don't have eyes, they seem to me to be more beautiful the closer you get. It may have something to do with being nearsighted. Georgia O'Keefe developed a similar attitude toward flowers. I remember seeing a film in which she described her fascination with a Jack-in-the-pulpit. She did a series of paintings from a closer and closer point of view until she was almost inside the flower. She was a fascinating artist, and though I don't share her style or philosophy, I really admire her talent and her "toughness," especially when she grew older. One of the things in my "bucket" is visiting her museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep...
The rose is in oils on a wrapped, canvas, stretched over 1.5 inch thick stretcher bars. The painting is extended over the edges. No frame is necessary. It will be listed on Art Helping Animals and Daily Painters.
10% of the sale will be donated to Old Dog Haven.
And 10% of the sale will be donated to Children's Cup Relief