Beauty Blossoms in Many Forms

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”  A thought provoking Edgar Degas quote,  with the power to transform my art.

 

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Rose in the Shadows photo debiriley.com

What do you see……. Light shining forth from the dark shadows?  or just a pink rose?

 

Beautiful in form, roses Roses involve nearly all of our senses. Their aroma, satin like feel, sculptural qualities and diverse range of colours are endlessly fascinating and perfect subjects for the artist.

 

8 Roses – Beauty Blossoms in many forms

These 8 Roses with their own nuances, each elicit a different response within the viewer.  They were either from my own garden, or I took the photo when out on one of my afternoon walks.

I tend to shy away from the standard ‘normal’ bunch of roses you pick up at the shops. I much prefer the ones with Attitude and some character.

 

Roses with their young youthful buds giving way to the full blown petals that fall to earth. In the Rose, we can find age and youth, joy and sobriety, peace and nostalgia, sorrow and jubilation.

In a way – the story of the rose, reflects our own journey.

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Wabi Sabi Rose photo

 

 

scarlet red rose  photograph debiriley.com
Scarlet Red Rose photograph debiriley.com

Scarlet red and  violet maroon, petals overlapping. Layer upon layer. Holding tightly onto the centre until at last, time has unfolded all and revealed the rose in its entirety.

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Maroon Rose photograph debiriley.com

 

Faded Rose photo
Faded Rose photo debiriley.com

 

rose centre, gold and cream photo
Rose Centre Gold and creams, photograph debiriley.com

 

white rose bud photo
White New Bud Rose photograph debiriley.com

 

pretty pink roses photo
Pretty In Pink Roses photo debiriley.com

 

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