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The Living and the Dying

20.00"W x 24.00"H x 0.7"D

$500 (Shipping Included)

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Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: realism, dead rose, modern still life, grey, white rose, still life, floral, life and death, death, dying roses, roses

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 20"W x 24"H x 0.7"D

Year Created: 2013

Is there safety in numbers? Is it best to go with the crowd. Are you protected by never taking a chance? Or is it better to go your own way? Question the wisdom of the crowd?

The roses huddled together and protected by the pot are dying. The single white rose, standing out from the crowd, alone on the table, is healthy and alive.

Red Valentine’s Day roses after they had started to wilt, turn deep purple maroon, and die. This was actually a fun painting to do with a lot of deep lovely variations of purples in the roses.

The only time, so far, I have purposely painted dying flowers.

Sue Cervenka is an oil and acrylic painter specializing in still life florals and landscapes, primarily of the West and Northwest. She has shown her work in galleries and in juried, group, and solo shows. She has won several awards including Best of Show and Judge’s Choice.

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