by Sheila


“Bewitched”, 2016, oil on panel, 8″ x 6″, © Sheila G. Ticen


Knowing there was rain on the way somehow made it easier to cut this rose and bring it indoors to paint.  I liked the intense color of the rose on a light background, but wanted another pop of color to balance it.  After a bit of experimenting, I came up with what looks like a napkin by playing around with pieces of cardstock and strips of white paper.