Monday, September 16, 2013

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge: Day 16

The Rose Wrapped Around the Briar
Copyright 2013 Addie Hirschten
Oil on Canvas
9" x 12"

They grew and grew to the graveyard gate
Where they could grow no higher
And there they tied in a true lover's knot
With the rose wrapped 'round the briar 
-Old-Time Ballad "Barbara Allen"

My favorite version of this song is by Sheila Kay Adams.  It is a sad story of quarreling star-crossed lovers.  Not that my flowers are sad... they are like the last hoorah before the fall of fall.


  1. I have been following along and admiring all your paintings. This is a daunting challenge. I love this painting. It is stunning.


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