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"Amor ad conspectum primum" (The Blue Rose)

10.00"W x 10.00"H x 1.0"D

$750 (Shipping Included)

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Benjamin Schmitt

LAS VEGAS, NV

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: contemporary, painting, blue, floral, abstract

Media: acrylic and enamel on hardwood panel

Size: 10"W x 10"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2015

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This painting is from a series titled Flora. All the flowers in the series are found source material either from the internet, nature, magazines, or photographs. I manipulate each image in photo shop by breaking down complex compositions into abstract lines and shapes. I then project the modified image onto a canvas or panel and trace the simple shapes so as to rebuild the image layer by layer.

. Blue roses cannot be found in nature, at least not the pure blue rose.. Roses lack the pigment that produces blue color.

Much like its secret origin, the blue rose represents mystery. An appreciation for the enigmatic, A tantalizing vision that cannot be totally nailed down, a secret that cannot be fully unraveled. One who receives a blue rose is the subject of much speculation and thought. A complex personality that does not allow easy interpretation, an impossible dream.

My name is Benjamin Schmit. I'm a Seattle native who now resides in Las Vegas. I've been painting for over 20 years and have a degree in studio art and color theory. Please check out my website benjaminschmittartto view my different bodies of work. Thank you for your interest.

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