Friday, February 09, 2007

Rose for Ken


Rose for Ken
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
Last night was Ken's viewing ... I painted this in his memory.

Both he and Rebecca loved flowers ... and he was ALWAYS bringing her little bouquet of flowers from her garden ...

Roses mean love is almost every culture ... and so to honor his love for his wife, his family, his God, and our love for him ...

For you, Ken .. may you be at peace.

14 comments:

Shirley said...

Beautiful rose - with wonderful shading Lin. Have a good trip.

Bill said...
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Bill said...

Beautiful rose, good variety in the colors, subtle definition of the petals and a feeling of softness. Good work!

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

This is a beautiful tribute, Miss Lin, and you did a beautiful job. Rebecca will be very grateful to have a friend like you...

Teri C said...

OH MY GOD!!!! THIS ROSE IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING AND GORGEOUS. THIS IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE PIECE OF YOURS!!!!! Gorgeous, just gorgeous!! WOW, my socks are on the floor.

Casey said...

This is very beautiful, Lin. I notice that adjective has come up in every comment, but I can't get around it! Enjoy your trip, unwind, recover and draw.....we all look forward to seeing your sketches.

Emma Pod said...

This is a beautiful painting! You did such a nice job with the colors and design. I'm sorry to hear about the sorrowful events in your life and the lives of your loved ones. Take care.

aPugsLife said...

This is just gorgeous. Good luck w/ everything you have coming up, sounds like you have a lot on your plate.

ksklein said...

this rose is really beautiful!

Linda said...

Oh Lin, you saved your best for your friend Ken. This is a wonderful rose! Sorry to read about all the mess ... sometimes it seems like we get a lot to bear all at once. Hopefully everyone will heal and you will get some rest time while in Florida. You're in my thoughts!

krazykatlady-Lorraine said...

Oh Lin this is an extraordinary lovely rose. I love the shading in different colos. What a marvelous job and what a fitting tribute to a very sweet man.
Hugs,
Lorraine

Christine Ann Mulholland said...

Its a beautiful piece.

wagonized said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous, Lin.

Anonymous said...

You really captured the lovely color variation with your choice of washes and color. Great job!
DJS