December 21, 2010
December 16, 2010
“Fruit 1″, ©Jill Rosoff 2007, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ SOLD
I painted this piece a few years ago, and it is now in the collection of good friends. But I just ran across it recently as I was reviewing my archive files. Its more of a pattern than it is a scene or a study, I was experimenting with the composition. I painted it around this time of year, which you can tell because of the subjects: pomegranates, pears, apples and cutie tangerines. Its was little late in the year for the grapes, but what the heck, they rounded out the colors and textures by contrasting nicely.
December 9, 2010
“Orange Poppies” ©Jill Rosoff 2010, 11 3/4″ x 6″, framed, $185.00
This one is a contrast of the poppies and representation of the surrounding garden elements in patterning. The organic patterns make me think of fabric designs that work well in quilts, or a Lanz dress from the 50′s, or even a Liberty print. Its also a color study, juxtaposing the orange of the poppies and green buds against the rich magentas in the ground pattern, and the soft lavenders of the garden surrounding the blossoms. And even though the colors are rich, the details are delicate. Click on the painting to see a larger version, you’ll see the subtleties better.
December 1, 2010
“Seven Pale Pink Tulips” ©Jill Rosoff 2010, 17 1/2″ x 6″ $145.00
It’s bulb-planting season, and its certainly been cold enough lately here, almost as cold as it’s supposed to be according to the Dutch. I planted bulbs years ago when I lived in Berkeley, and I’m glad that I tried it, went through the whole process, and thoroughly enjoyed keeping vigil until the plants popped out of the ground, and then watching as they bloomed into those long, lovely, statuesque flowers. I marvel at those who plant and nurture their bulbs every year in SoCal.
I did a painting similar to this one earlier this year, but the one just wasn’t enough. I felt the need to explore more the shapes of the flowers and the leaves, the colors, and how those elements work in the long, narrow format of the paper.