Rose Parade was painted plein air (on location) at the Hebble Creek Nature Reserve in Fairborn, OH. It was a hot and buggy day in June of 2012, I remember it well. I noticed a lovely bramble of wild roses reaching out to the sunlight in their natural way, how could I keep but painting such unbridled beauty! Using a palette knife to create texture, each rose is an individual swirl and each leaf is an individual dash. And of course, Rose Parade is for sale.
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The Art Spirit, Robert Henri, 1865-1929
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