January 28, 2011
I do like these long stems that daffodils, and all in the narcissus family have, and this long, narrow paper size so wonderfully shows them off. This is a quieter color combination than I normally use, but I love the indigo, its not quite grey, and not quite midnight blue. Its got a wonderful atmospheric quality to it.
By the way, I opened up a shop on Etsy this week. I am starting primarily to sell my notecards, and will also be adding some of these small works there as well. Please go take a look and let me know what you think!
January 23, 2011
“Daffodils on Coral” ©Jill Rosoff 2010, 10″ x 6″, SOLD
Its coming up on daffodil season. There were cut bunches in Trader Joe’s this week. Spring is just 2 months away!
Using flowers as they grow through each season, so daffodils and tulips round about now, has in some ways become an exploration of new color schemes. It works in a kind of nifty way, the subject matter changes month to month. Daffodils start to bloom in mid-winter, when its dull and often gloomy as the earth lies fallow as it reinvigorates itself. In that bleakness, suddenly bright spots of yellows spring up, the long, finger-like leaves first emerge from of the bulb, break through the ground, and then the bud comes, and then the bloom. And wow, there’s that yellow.
Do you recall that amazing visual in Dr. Zhivago where you knew the freezing winter was ending because the daffodils had sprung up? That ‘s the feeling.
January 13, 2011
“Red Cups”, ©Jill Rosoff 2010, 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, $75.00
Happy new year! After three weeks I’m back at my blog, and I have a few new small pieces that I painted right at the end of December, so keep an eye out, here they come!
Its been chilly, especially in the mornings these days, its been a very wintry winter for Southern California. So I did this piece I wanted to make myself feel a little warmer, in my coffee cup theme and changing up the color scheme fairly radically from other coffee cup paintings I’ve got posted here (in August, September, and October 2009).
Today its bright and sunny, and warmer than it has been. Thank goodness!
Finally, this week I launched my Facebook Business Page. For those of you FB users, please take a look and “like” Rosoff Artworks. Thank you!