I keep returning to roses in my digital art, not sure why, except that roses are such beauitful flowers and are universally loved around the world. We have in our garden a rose bush called the Apothecary’s Rose, an ancient rose from this region, which has a huge, unusual centre and I love it, it’s dark red. Further down our apartment block, one of our neighbour’s gardens has a pink rose bush and a red rose bush, whose flowers I have also photographed. And beside our communal swimming pool is a lovely yellow rose, I took loads of photos of this as it blossomed day by day. I can also get hold of essential rose oil at a very reasonable price here because Turkey produces so much rose oil and interestingly, while I couldn’t tolerate rose oil in Australia, here in North Cyprus I can’t get enough of it. Definitely Aphrodite’s Isle of Love!
So here’s another piece of digital art, featuring a rose, to remind us of the radiance of love, how it fills our hearts and lights our lives. Consider this also an early offering for Mother’s Day.