Double Delight is 52 x 44 gallery wrap stretch paper. This rose is painted in acrylic after laying down a watercolor wash to define the petals. I love painting close up paintings because they allow me to see the subtle nuisances of the color and value changes. I remember years ago, I loved working with my macro lens in photography. I laugh because I was the one with my butt in the air and my nose on the ground while everyone else was viewing the beautiful scenery around us but there is a beautiful, active, vibrant world that most do not see. Painting close ups takes me within the painting and makes me feel as if I am a part of the whole.
Artist: Jeanne de Campos-Rousseau