Thursday, June 25, 2009

NEWS: Flower Series on 12" Vinyl Records accepted in juried art show

I am honored and thrilled to announce that two of the four macro flower pieces done on 12" vinyl records were submitted and accepted in a juried art show called: In Full Bloom, which will run from July 18th to August 14 at Mills Pond House Gallery in St. James, NY. This will be my first juried art show, and I am quite excited.

Mills Pond House Gallery is operated by Smithtown Township Arts Council, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization. With ten exhibition opportunities each year, artists from almost every state in the nation have exhibited there over the past 34 years. Guest jurors contribute to the critical dimension of the selected works in the gallery, providing a venue for artists working in a wide variety of media and subject.

Rose Pellicano:
Botanical artist Rose Pellicano’s work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and Japan, and has been included in numerous prestigious exhibitions at the Horticultural Society of New York, the Bruce Museum, the U.S. Botanic Garden, and Chicago Botanic Garden, among others. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, in Pittsburgh, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium. Rose’s work has been featured in Horticulture Magazine and The Gardener, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2008 Calendar among others. She is a fellow of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society, a founding member of Art Botanica, and she teaches botanical painting at Old Westbury Gardens, New York.


Well, I finally revisited this piece and finished it. Originally I was going for a graphic style with clean lines, but what came out is more flowing and painterly. SOLD

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Prickly Pear Bloom - Triptych

This was a fun piece to complete, and now I want to paint more desert flowers. Special thanks to photographer Anne Elliott, who kindly gave her permission to let me use her wonderful photo as a reference! Oil on Canvas 20.5" X 22" $250

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Prickly Pear Bloom - Triptych

I have updated this photo based on my most recent work. The center of the bloom still needs to be added, and then I can paint the edges of the boards to finish it. I will continue to post my progress.

I really like the complexity of diptychs and triptychs, and I have wanted to create an assymetrical one. Cactus blooms have also intrigued me, so I blended the two ideas for this piece. This is not a commissioned piece, but just something I wanted to do.