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in our san mateo home we had a wonderful rose tree growing in the back yard that my wife trimmed one winter because it was getting too large and lopsided. i put in some poles to hold it up. late on a rainy afternoon i began painting it because it was so beautiful in the soft storm light, and finished the painting that evening around midnight. next day, i adjusted some edges and balanced or tied together different colors with paint glazes, and that was it. this was also my first painting with a broken color brushstrokes ... the rose of unique colors, red, yellow, green and blue, with violet thrown in to seal the organic compact of color in my backyard.
Last revised 08.01.2005 • © 2005 Bruce MacEvoy