"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." - Rumi

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Contemporary Art Works by Theresa - Red Rose

Red Rose

(on Arches Watercolor paper - 140 lb)


A rose, is a rose, is a rose.  What more is there to say other than this is my most favorite flower!  I am fortunate to have a number of rose gardens.  Taken care of with lots of love - after all, a rose is all about love, peace, joy and friendship. 

Long a symbol of love and passion, the ancient Greeks and Romans associated roses with Aphrodite and Venus, whom we know as the great goddesses of love.  Men have used the rose for hundreds of years to convey messages without words.

Each color offers a distinct meaning:  red, the lover's rose, signifies enduring passion; white, humility and innocence; yellow expresses friendship and joy; pink is for gratitude, appreciation and admiration; orange symbolizes enthusiasm and desire; while white lilac and purple roses represent enchantment and love at first sight!

What color is your rose?

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