Friday, August 18, 2006

On Friendship & Roses

I painted this back in late April when my native roses were blooming. I was simultaneously considering the common ground shared by friendship and roses . . . .

"True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation." -- George Washington


At 7:08 PM, Blogger ericswan said...

I have some of those in my rock garden and I didn't put them there. When I lived in Banff, Alberta, this rose is the provincial flower and found most everywhere. Very nice interpretation of colour and context. Good luck with the new blog. I will be checking in now and then and look forward to seeing more of your artwork.

At 4:10 PM, Blogger Jade said...

I am not a fan of cultivated roses, but I have to admit that I really like the wild roses. So imagine me planting this nootka rose and subsequently finding all the suckers spreading through my garden. What do I do? Grab a shovel and transplant each and every one into new beds and/or pots. I guess that makes ME the sucker. :)

Good wishes are always appreciated. Thank you, ericswan.


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