Red Climbing Roses in Topiary Path
100cm x 50cm / 39in x 20in
Oil on Linen
This part of the garden is adjacent to the main rose garden and can be reached through a small gate. There are many climbing roses that grow over the iron armature forming a straight topiary arced tunnel leading to the furthest northern part of the Eilenroc property. These single petal climbers are a brilliant vermillion color that I was able to match exactly with my paint. The S-composition gives a lyrical note to the piece, rather than a straight upward motion. The blue background fades to distant shadows giving relief to the strong forward color composition of fall yellows and bright reds.