Pierre de Ronsard is complete. I am pleased with the outcome, it conveys the story I want to tell about the subject.
I was discussing this with a friend the other day, the importance of giving your interpretation on the subject and that there needs to be a conversation between the artist, the viewer and the subject.
Personally I like to refine my subjects and stylise them to bring out the beauty I see in each bloom and to blow up the image. It is about finding the beauty in everyday scenes and looking closely at the small things around you. It is part of my philosophy of consciously looking for joy. It is too easy to see what is wrong, bad or ugly in the world and it is what is reported about the most. You don’t need to journey to find beauty, it is there all around, you just need to take a moment, be still and really look. If I can share these moments or make someone take a closer look at their environment, then I feel that I have achieved something as an artist. Actually if I can share the joy I find then I am happy.
I hope this rose gives you some joy and brightens your day a little. Pierre de Ronsard is available for sale on my new website either the original or as a print. Go to karenbaileystudio.netkarenbaileystudio.net and check out the portfolio pages.