Image of - Dying Rose and Japanese Cherry Tree

Dying Rose and Japanese Cherry Tree

116cm x 81cm / 46in x 32in
Oil on Linen
It is rare for me to paint plants dying as one of my ongoing themes in my work is about evolutive progression in nature and how it mirrors the human experience. But this rose is dying in only this season, gently falling asleep, with a few (non-rendered) roses still clinging to the leafless bush. It will come back to life after being cut back, resting and waiting for the warmer weather. In the background are the blues of border lavander, and behind that are the weeping cherry trees that are changing to brillant yellow gold.