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White Roses & Pavement Shadow

80cm x 80cm / 32in x 32in
Oil on Linen
I wanted to do a painting with dominant white and blue color, so chose these exquisite white roses centered against the white pavement that provided the V-structure to the painting. Already the leaves were beginning to turn yellow and gold as it was late in the season, but the roses were pure white, almost blue in their purity. I painted their shadows on the pavement in light violet, giving an overall impression of blue. In this composition, I am looking downward on the subject, thus the strange perspective of bird’s eye, close-up.