Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dried Rose

"Dried Rose", 12 x 10, Oil on Museum Board
The objects that I put in the still life are are usually not so important themselves as they are a means to an end--the representation of light, color, feeling, mood, etc. But in this case, the bottle has an interesting provenance--I got it from my Aunt's beach on a river inlet in North Carolina in 2001 after a big hurricane had unearthed a treasure trove of old glass bottles. So these are three disparate objects brought together with no particular purpose other than they contain specific memories for me: the glass bottle, the hand thrown pot from my art student days and the dried up rose from my garden that I found on the shelf stuck in another pot.

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  1. Lovely, soft colors. I like how you repeated the pink from the rose in the background color, and the blue of the pot in the wall also. Beautiful transparency in the bottle. Very nice!

  2. Kathryn, I so admire the pastel colors you used in this series. Bravo! The bottle has a beautiful transparency. Count me in your group of fans!

  3. This one takes my breath away. There is such grace and empathy in that dried rose. The gesture, the color throughout, so perfectly rendered. The bottle's age shows through. Incredibly beautiful.

  4. Hi Kathryn, I like this series of roses, similar but different.

  5. Thank you for everyone's comment--I really appreciate the feedback!