Monday, July 20, 2009

David Hockney, a favorite artist!


This painting is one of my New Mexico paintings http://www.charlotterossmann.com/ . I love the area around Santa Fe and feel inspired when I go down there. I like to do abstracted landscapes of specific areas I have visited.
David Hockney is an artist who felt inspired in the same way when he went to California. He was originally from England but lives in California now. He liked the light and the lifestyle of southern California. In fact, my favorite paintings of his are those he did of the Los Angeles area. He uses a lot of patterns, abstract ideas and bright colors. Some of his work is realistic but I like his abstractions the best.
Here's a link to his website for more information: http://www.hockneypictures.com/

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Inspired by the artist Robert Delaunay

Original Oil Painting "Day Dreaming, Carnival, Sea Creatures": $350. 18" by 24" oil on masonite by Charlotte Rossmann.

Long ago way back in college, I came across the artwork of the artist Robert Delaunay (1884-1941). He was a French cubist painter and I love the way he handles paint. It's not just his wonderful colors or his use of color but also how he makes the paint work. Within his abstract, colorful abstractions he models the paint, shading with color which gives his work depth and character.

To see Robert Delaunay's work, check out this website:
To see more of Charlotte Rossmann's artwork, check out my website: http://www.charlotterossmann.com/