I wanted to work with some really rich deep colors here. The roses are photos from my yard overlayed (opacity reduced) onto a beautiful image from Dover copy free images. Latin illumination from Dover also added.
After the long Thanksgiving weekend (I'm still washing dishes!) I am turning my thoughts toward the Holidays now. I am not an overly religious person but I find myself drawn to the more spiritual nature in art and imagery and love to work with these kinds of images to create a mood and a feeling rather than something commercial or trendy. Certain images just jump out at me and I have to work with them; create something new with them, something that touches and expresses a deep part of me. Perhaps a part that is longing to be exposed but is reluctant. Art is the inner voice.