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Ocean of Love, Sunset Rose

Ocean of Love oil painting by Leslie Montana
Title: Ocean Of Love, Sunset Rose | Medium: Oil Paint on Canvas | Size: 26 x 22 Inches. 


With an abundance of flowers and fruiting trees, I was overwhelmed by the beauty and presence of nature in Southern California. I call this painting Ocean of Love, Sunset Rose because I experienced a high, transcendent state of higher love as I worked on it, which was surely as big as the Pacific Ocean, and as beautiful as only a rose could be. This painting conveys the feeling of ocean waves and the warm colors are reminiscent of the spectacular sunsets I frequently enjoyed. To add to the experience of creating this piece, it began on my back patio amidst 50-foot tall birds of paradise. Begun as a simple sketch, it quickly moved to canvas and took several years to complete. The entire surface of this painting has been painstakingly reworked numerous times to capture the subtle nuances of color and light I both imagined and also saw with my earthly eyes. I feel this work of art unites qualities of the archetypal rose with the grandeur of sunsets on the Pacific Ocean. If it even reminds you of such beauty, I ask, what could be better than that?

Oil paint and its various mediums offer a unique set of creative possibilities that can't be compared with anything else. What I love about working in oil is the refractive index that can occur between layers. A method of glazing that I've developed over time allows me to create deeply lustrous images that seem to glow, much like the subjects that are my inspiration. Light is caught and reflected back outward through translucent and glass-like layers giving works of art a deeply dimensional and lustrous effect. 

Museum-quality giclee prints of my Ocean of Love, Sunset Rose oil painting are available in several sizes, as well as your choice of paper or canvas. These are beautiful reproductions of my original paintings crafted by expert printmakers with the finest materials. Signed by the artist. In addition, Poster Prints are also available of this painting and can be found in my online shop.

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