Saturday, July 09, 2016

The Divine Sarah

 The Divine Sarah - SOLD
12" x 12"  oil on canvas

Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.

Nothing shouts summer more than a big, blowsy pink peony.   They are beautiful, but a terrible design, being so top heavy.  Just at their peak, a wind or rain storm comes along and leaves them tattered on the ground.

This pale pink variety grows in my garden and is named after Sarah Bernhardt the famous actress of the late 1800s, early 1900s.  Sarah was known as "The Divine Sarah" and once called the most famous actress of all time.  Known for her melodramatic acting and wild lifestyle, she was memorable.  I think she would approve of this painting.

Now a little treat, a clip of The Divine Sarah in action.


Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

really nice light and dark contrasts in the colours :)

Jeanette Jobson said...

Thanks Jen, I think it worked, but like most pieces, I could tweak away at it forever.

Christiane Kingsley said...

I always love your colours, Jeanette. Beautiful!

Jeanette Jobson said...

Christiane, thank you. Flowers aren't my forte, but I love exploring colours.