This painting was for a monthly challenge posed by my friends and co-artists at ArtColony international artists group. This month’s challenge required using one tube of paint only. More difficult than it might sound.
I called this Blood Rose because it felt like I was painting with blood, and it also seemed like drawing blood to do it. This was hard! I guess because we're used to black and white or sepia photos, those colors fill in our imaginations more easily. Red is a toughy. My favorite color has always been Alizarin Crimson. Maybe I'll have to rethink that. This is 6" x 8" on 300# Arches cold press.