‘Damascus Rose’ update

This low pressure weather and rain in the past few days has led to headaches for quite a few people including myself. A friend of mine got a migraine so nasty she was bed-ridden. Plans for a long walk over Arthur’s Seat today were thwarted, so I tackled my Damascus Rose series (updates above, original paintings below).

I’m not quite sure what I’ve done here! It’s quite a lurid green. I wasn’t too happy with these two before, and they needed a bit more work so I’ll re-think next week perhaps. Basically I didn’t just want pretty flowers, so maybe I’ve succeeded in toning down the pretty aspect of Damascus Rose 3 at least

‘Damascus Rose 3’. Mixed media on 36×36 inch wood panel

‘Damascus Rose 1’. Acrylic on 36×36″ wood panel







I’ve been following news of the sale of Basquiat’s Untitled at $110 million, which is an insane amount of money. Insanity aside though, I love theBasquiat painting below titled Portrait of Andy Warhol as a Banana – deceptively simple, it just works perfectly as an image –

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