The White Rose

I have been working on this painting for the last few weeks off and on.  I am trying to put more definition in my  figure and less definition in the background.

The White Rose

30 x 40

by Cathy HegmanWhite Rose_2016_acrylic on board_30 x 40_copyright Cathy Hegman smallwm (1 of 1)


The White Rose was a group that printed anonymous leaflets and led a graffiti campaign from 1942 -1943 in opposition of Adolf Hitler and his regime and the atrocities they were committing against the Jews.  It was a non violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany. The group was comprised of students and their philosophy professor.  Most of them were arrested and killed. The White Rose members are now honored as heroes that stood up to the Third Reich in the face of certain death.  These people saw the horrors and took a stand, we should all be so brave.  I would like to honor them as well.  I often think about how complacent we can become in life and then I read about people like this and I am led to incorporate them into my work.

I wish everyone a Blessed Easter, and I hope we never forget the sacrifices made for us.

Thank you for reading my blog, I hope it in some way helps and interests you about art and painting.

Take care,

Cathy Hegman


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About Cathy S. Hegman

Art, much like a road links people together both visually and mentally. One can attain a glimpse inside the artist’s soul by studying the artist’s work, and perhaps find something that links them to the artist and the art. A work of art has the ability to resonate and touch the emotions without regard to age, gender, race, or religion through the application of pigment to canvas or paper. Art can be the voice that cries out without limits, or sometimes whispers the thoughts of the creator. Art speaks silently, yet conjures up feelings and gives satisfaction that is undeniable, and yet intrinsic. It validates our need to learn about ourselves, and gives us freedom to search for our own identities. The road is long and often dusty, but always renewing the spirit with inspiration. It is my hope in this lifetime to give a part of what I have learned through and on my journey with others. The deepest form of us is revealed in our thoughts and my art is the translation of my thoughts to paper and canvas. I paint layers of color and line to create a history of marks that will guide the viewer into my world of thought and engage them in the process. I embed personal symbols throughout my art to give it deeper meaning. I encourage you to think about life in a visual way and to contemplate our connections with each other and the world we share.
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4 Responses to The White Rose

  1. cdmcclure says:

    A thoughtful post and wonderful as usual, Cathy. Happy Easter to you and yours as well.

  2. Tricia says:

    This is my first visit to your blog and the first I’ve seen of your work. I am struck by your art – it is quite inspiring and moving. I have really enjoyed browsing your blog. I, too, love layers and texture. Thanks so much for taking the time to share.

    • Thank you Tricia! I am so happy that you have taken the time to look through my posts! Thank you for your kind words. ..I am so happy to share my thoughts about art ,but even happier when I hear from other artists that share my journey through my blog posts. THANK YOU!!!

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