November 21, 2010
“Paperwhite Narcissus” ©Jill Rosoff 2010, 17 1/2″ x 6″, $145.00
Its that time of year. These flowers, paperwhite narcissue, are from the same family as daffodils are. They are just plain wonderful, white and lovely. Too bad you can’t add the scent to a blog.
This long, narrow piece of paper lends itself so nicely to their long, willowy stems crowned by the papery blooms. I have painted narcissus before, I will paint them again.
November 9, 2010
“Nectarine and Tomatillos” ©Jill Rosoff 2010, 6″ x 11 3/4″, SOLD
It sometimes just great just to paint a still life of what’s sitting in front of me. This was an interesting juxtaposition (a favorite word of mine), a big, juicy nectarine, all orangey-purple with velvety skin, and a slice of another one, against the green, heart-shaped tomatillos with their papery jackets and smooth green skin.
I’d gotten these to take in for my watercolor workshop students to use for models, so when I brought them home they became mine. The interesting thing was the surfaces, both ow which I did in wet-in-wet technique. The nectarine was all one shape, and the tomatillo jackets were better described showing their sections. From there it was a matter of simply enjoying the process of the colors mixing in the wet on wet technique, and as what happens in watercolors, waiting to see what you end up with.