I cut this rose from my rose garden a few weeks ago after seeing a friend's photograph of a rose she had taken. Inspiration also came from my favorite artist-Georgia O'Keeffe. Her art speaks about color and its effects. As I painted I started reading Roxana Robinson's book, Georgia O'Keeffe, A Life.
"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not. "-Georgia O'Keeffe