You can view Rosemary’s Oil Paintings here. Click on any of the images below to view larger version, and use the menu bar above for place-themed paintings, including Twin Cities, Greater Minnesota, Ireland, and Far & Away works.

Florals

This lovely peony cluster was painted in a class situation, wherein we all worked from the same photo. It was a fun exercise in creating shadows, but demanded more detail than my usual painting style. The second smaller version was painted quickly after I had mastered the petal shading technique.


Peony cluster, 18" x 24", $300

Peony Cluster                                                                                                               Oil on Canvas, 18″ x 24″, $300

Small Peony-sm

Peony Up-close                                                                                                               Oil on Board, 9″ x 12″, $100

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Coral Rose                                                                                                                    Oil on Board, 11″ x 14″ $250 framed

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Yellow Roses & Berries                                                                                                 Oil on Board, 9″ x 12″, $300                                                                                   Yellow Roses & Berries is an early experiment in depicting the complicated whorls of roses very loosely. It’s partner piece, Peach Roses below, was selected as their wedding invitation image by my son and daughter-in-law.

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Peach Roses                                                                                                                Oil on Board, 9″ x 12″, Private Collection

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Tulip Bed                                                                                                                     Oil on Canvas, 11″ x 14″, $350.  Tulip Bed was                                                         selected for display at the Minnesota State Fair.

People portraits

Most of these portraits are of people I know, and many are in private collections. Generally they are done in oil in a somewhat impressionistic style. Hopefully I have caught something of what makes each person individual and special. Several more can be seen in the watercolor and pastel sections.

Afternoon on the Keys. 16" x 20",  $175

Afternoon on the Keys                                                                                           Oil on Canvas, 16″ x 20″, $175


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Afternoon on the Keys-2                                                                                            Oil on Canvas, 16″ x 20″, $200

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At Ghirardelli Square                                                                                              Oil on Board 20″ x 24″, $300

Grandma Catherine, 16" x 20" $175

Grandma Catherine                                                                                                Oil on Board, 16″ x 20″ $200, prints available

Romanian man with cig, 16" x 20", private collection

Romanian man with Cig,                                                                                        Oil on Canvas, 16″ x 20″, Private Collection

Four Generations, 24" x 30", $300

Four Generations,                                                                                                    Oil on Canvas, 24″ x 30″, Private Collection

Semi-abstracts

This group of images were spontaneous creations wherein I experimented with color to express a particular emotion or try a new approach. Often the emotion conveyed was my joy in being able to work with color to create new worlds. Birches is painted in the Fauvist style. The Fauvists or “wild beasts” were in love with color, focusing less on shape, line, harmony etc.

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Birches                                                                                                                           Oil on Board, 24″ x 30″, framed, $350

Red Sails, 16" x 20", $100

Red Sails                                                                                                                      Oil on Canvas 16″ x 20″, $150 Red Sails was put together like a puzzle.              What shape should go where? What color is needed in this place?

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Magical Kingdom                                                                                                       Oil on Canvas, 12″ x 16″, $75. In Magical Kingdom, I envisioned a figure about to enter an enchanted world, much as Dorothy first approaches the Emerald City–a favorite childhood tale.

Reflections, 16" x 20", $125

Reflections,                                                                                                                Oil on Board, 16″ x 20″, $125  Reflections is another puzzle piece, this one suggesting that the forms at the top of the painting are semi-reflected in the bottom half.

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Wisconsin Fields                                                                                                      20″ x 26″, $150  Wisconsin Fields is intended to suggest the rolling landscape so typical of central Wisconsin.  The muted colors are indicative of my favorite season: autumn.