There is a good story here. I took the photo for this painting about ten years before I painted it, I made a study and presented it to a collector as a concept painting. It was declined, so I put it away for a future date. I took the study out to make the painting seven years later.
This painting was made for the Art Expo New York show. I thought the fresh crisp quality of a white Summer Rose would be appealing in the cold damp April weather. And so the story goes that the original flower was a red hibiscus that turned into a white hibiscus and then became a white rose. Ahhh, the magic of the paintbrush!!