“Pink Icelands” ©Jill Rosoff 2008, 11 1/2″ x 15″, framed

For those of you in or who are coming to the Southern California area,  I will be having a two-day “pop-up” show at Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Corona del Mar, CA on June 18 & 19, 2011.

The show will present my Tapestri Collection of original watercolors on paper.  These paintings are a celebration of my love of gardens and flowers.  In these paintings I use vivid colors, intricate motifs and layers that produce wonderful, richly-textured, luxuriant paintings.   I really do revel in the blossoms, the leaves and surrounding plants and earth using delicate layering of colors and patterns to achieve rich, concentrated colors,  contrasts in detailed brushwork. 

I am also very excited about my new collection of lush, hand-painted silk scarves.  Using crepe de chine, charmeuse and china silk, I hand-paint the silk with original designs.  I have two lines that feature flowers and gardens, one in a very bold design, another I call “Flower Fields”, which is more delicately painted.  A third line is more graphic, using circles and dots using color indulgently.  This is something I’ve envisioned for a long time, and I’m thrilled to bring my designs to life in wearable art.  The flower designs are all unique, signed and numbered, so no two are exactly the same.  They’re brand new, so new that I’m just finishing the photography for them, so come be among the first to see them, and own one!

I’ll be at Peet’s both days, on Saturday from 2 pm – 7 pm, and on Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm, and will be happy to show and assist with the selection and purchase of the paintings, my notecard sets, and the scarves.    

Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Corona del Mar is located at 894 Avocado Avenue, in the Corona del Mar Shopping Center.  The show is open to the public.  

Come enjoy the day, have a lovely cup of coffee, celebrate your Father’s, and peruse the art!  See you there!  Thanks!

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In process

December 11, 2009

Hydrangea”, painting in process, ©Jill Rosoff 2009

Its a good news/bad news week for a new piece for this blog: with a couple of projects that came due this week there was little time to work on my small paintings.   So for this week’s entry here is a photo of a new, larger piece I have going of a blue hydrangea.

What’s fun with these is that each big bloom is a globe of small four-petalled blossoms.  And each one is in a different stage of its bloom, which means there’s a variety of colors going on.  The younger blossom pops open from its bud, and is paler and greener.  As it matures it gains more and more of its color.  So I work with each petal on each blossom, infusing it with its own color as it blooms.  Then when you step back and look at the flower from a longer view the mature blossom is blue, or lavender or pink.  When you keep an eye on it over the course of a few days you get to watch the young blossom grow and  become bluer and bluer, or pinker and pinker.

Midstream on many pieces

August 8, 2009

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Plumeria buds on my deck

I got a brilliant idea over the winter and put one of my plumeria plants on my deck outside the sliding glass door from my dining room.  My living/dining/kitchen is on the 2nd of my 3 storeys, and my plumerias are all on the back patio.   So this year I have been able to watch one of the plants bloom.  It’s been a lovely and happy process, filled with anticipation, especially once the buds showed.  See above.  Painting coming soon!

I have four paintings going right now on my painting table, three  small works in my coffee cups series, and one (so far) of the plumeria, which also has the very lyrical name of frangipani.  It suits my multi-tasking head to do this, to have so many pieces going at one time, but it lets me work continually.  While a layer of color dries on one piece, I work on the next.

And  I’m about to start a larger one of blue hydrangea, recalling my post in June about blue flowers, which I am constantly drawn to.  I love that up close all the petals can be different colors, from pale green to lavender to periwinkle to purple, and when you back up and look at the plant as a whole, its blue.   I have a couple of my hydrangea paintings on my website –click on the orange tulips over there on the right–in the Blossoms and Gardens section.  The hydrangeas are another boon from Trader Joe’s, my treasure trove of goodies and flowers.  And it’s getting to sunflower season!


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