"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"-William Shakespeare.
Juliet nailed it when she said those sweet words trying to convince Romeo that they should be together. His name meant nothing, it is the man that she loved. So he renounced his name; in the name of love, that they could finally be together. How perfectly sweet.
What Shakespeare put so eloquently was that the names of things do not matter, only what things are. This painting, "Yellow Roses" would be just as marvelous if entitled 'Floral Still Life', or 'Green Vase with Flowers', or even 'Too Rainy Outside To Go Paint a Landscape So I Have Set Up a Still Life With Some Flowers We Had Lying Around'! Either way, the beauty of this piece is undeniable.
Richard Oversmith is the artist and he received his formal training in Fine Art and Illustration at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While at Kendall he was invited to study at the Royal College of Art in London, England. There he gained experience painting 'en plein air' and found direction in his work as an oil painter. His technique is both bold and delicate, an amazingly difficult combination to execute successfully and he does-again and again.
This piece is a triumph for Oversmith and truly a signature of his uniqueness as an artist. Come and see this highly collectable artist's work at Skyuka Fine Art.