Yellow Rose of Hope

Yellow Rose of Hope

Yellow Rose of Hope – Acrylic

I was inspired to paint this yellow rose at the dawn of New Year being driven by an overwhelming sense of hope for 2012.  We have had a lot of turbulence in the world whether it was tragic outcomes of political and social unrest, occupy movements, ongoing economic inequalities or devastation wrought by tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and not to forget various man-made disasters. Of course, it is mostly the economic turmoil that is still a major concern and which has left  many in a state of fear and despair. What the world needs is a ‘movement for hope’ that can be translated into concrete actions and solutions to make the world a better place for all of us.

In times of crisis, chaos and uncertainty it is better to invest in beauty so am doing my small part to push away those events and focus on generating “hope” with my latest painting  …..” Yellow Rose of Hope“.  So I  juxtaposed the yellow rose against a vivid array of mostly dark colours in the background. That background  is intended  to capture the chaos and turbulence occurring in so many parts of the world.  And that yellow rose is the focus of the painting so as to emphasize the need for us to embrace hope as we look to the future.

Life is not perfect but we should try to strike a balance between the good, the bad and, yes, the boring. Despite so many chaotic events around the globe this past year and also personal setbacks let us not cave in to pessimism. Instead, let us contribute to a future that makes it worthwhile to wake up every day with a feeling that it is good to be alive another day. Let this rose be a symbol of  hope and of new beginnings for the New Year.

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6 thoughts on “Yellow Rose of Hope

  1. A beautifully dramatic touch to the Yellow Rose of Hope.
    The attached posting is very well presented, inspiring and encouraging with much needed hope for 2012.
    A great job!!!!

    Y … 🙂


  2. Certainly a very beautiful painting of your yellow rose. It make us all feel hopeful for a better 2012. Thank you for undertaking this project on behalf of those of us who cannot express ourselves in this way.


  3. This is so beautiful 😀 You did a very good job on the rose. The use of colour in the background is very skillfully done and captures the the sense of turbulence in the world. The sentiments behind the painting makes it all the more poignant as it gives one a sense of hope for the future.


  4. Your paintings are really fantastic. The Yellow Rose is an inspiration and a symbol of hope.
    Hope you paint many more and inspire us. God Bless You.


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  5. I see you are still doing some fine work, I am at a standstill right now after returning from Barbados twice with some good pictures to paint one day. So keep the good work up.


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