“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!

Daffodil with bud

January 28, 2011

“Daffodil with Bud on indigo” ©Jill Rosoff 2010, $65.00

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!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/RosoffArtworks

“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.

Paperwhite Narcissus

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.

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