The 7 Sisters

The 7 Sisters     Oil     14 x 18    

There were 7 female children & 3 males born to my mother Virginia & father John. Kathleen passed at 6 months from infection before antibiotics. Janice passed recently from cancer. I have painted this 3 times to maintain the luminosity of flowers in light. Roses are complicated with many folds & planes & it takes time to see the light & shadow & luminous colors.