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.
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.
Yellow Roses is an early experiment in depicting the complicated whorls of roses very loosely. It’s partner piece, Coral Roses, was selected as their wedding invitation image by my son and daughter-in-law.
Tulip bed was selected for display at the Minnesota State Fair.
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.
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.
Red Sails was put together like a puzzle. What shape should go where? What color is needed in this place?
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 is another puzzle piece, this one suggesting that the forms at the top of the painting are semi-reflected in the bottom half.
Wisconsin Fields is intended to suggest the rolling landscape so typical of central Wisconsin. The muted colors are indicative of my favorite season: autumn.