"Lenten Roses," 8x10 original watercolor, unframed.
These flowers inspire me and prick my heart. I love their muted colors, like a song in a minor key. I love their bowed heads, as if in prayer. I love the way they cluster in groups, but vary as individuals, just like all of us. I love everything they symbolize. These are among the earliest flowers to bloom in the spring—usually during Lent—the 40 days preceding Easter, when many Christians choose to forego or sacrifice something in homage to the 40 days Jesus fasted in the wilderness The technique I used for these is called Negative Painting, but far from being a downer, what this technique does is encourage depth and accentuate the positive. “Lenten Roses,” 8x10 original watercolor, unframed. Part of my Desert Metaphors series, posted during Holy Week. Comes in a mat and protective sleeve. Save $90.