Go fetch the stick

I was asked to create an artwork by Thornton Brothers Roses of Thirlmere. The dark rose   was hard to photograph to capture all the detail. The rose was places in a black teardrop vase and placed on a white panel so that I had a white background. The low winter sun coming in the window cast a black shadow on the panel. The photograph was taken from above to maximise the rose image. On viewing the image on the computer, the shadow blended in the vase. This created what looked like a tall lady with a hat. The base of the shadow looked like a dog's head, so I drew in the dog with spots and detailed the lady, gave her a stick, and the creation came to life. "Go fetch the stick" The yellow rose was placed in the same vase and photographed the same way "Rosie on the catwalk" became that new artwork.



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