Rose rose rose rose

More roses en grisaille.

This is tiring work, but it’s becoming more fluid as I do more of it. I’m noticing that my painting is speeding up in application, but that I’m at the stage of the painting where I’m spending longer periods of time simply looking at the piece to work out what needs to be done to complete it.

As the roses spread across to the edge of the canvas I’m pondering how the background will work. I think I need to put a bit more foliage on the right, above the foreground roses and infringing on the cliff edge so those rocks are emerging from bushes, but I’m not certain yet how this will emerge.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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