A rose is a rose is a rose

Foto's en bewerkte beelden, van rozen uit mijn tuin

 
 
"Only in art
will the lion
lie down with the lamb,
and the rose grow
without the thorn"
~ Martin Amis
 
When I got my garden there were several rose bushes, which I cherish up until this day. I curse the thorns, but more often I sink away in their beauty. A rose is actually like a lion for the animal kingdom: the ruler of a garden. Above all, they are a great source of inspiration.
 
One of the rose bushes in my garden. June, 2015
 
After the rain ...
 
wild rose | 2010 | printed on canvas, oil pastels | limited edition | 60 x 90 cm
 

Festival | 2013 | this one's printed on canvas, oil pastels | limited edition | 20 x 30 cm | sold.

 
Stokroos (Althaea rosea) | printed on canvas, oil pastels | 20 x 30 cm
 
Distel en Ranonkel | collage of photos | printed on canvas, oil pastels+varnish | limited edition | 70 x 70 cm (black passe-partout)
 
Mourning | 2013
 
Vaasje II en Vaasje I | 2105
 
Sleeping beauty ... garden at midnight
 
Uitgevallen | 2011 | printed on canvas, oil pastels | limited edition | 20 x 20 cm.
 
Voorbij | 2011 | printed on canvas, oil pastels | limited edition | 20 x 20 cm.