Coming from a poor upbringing in Uruguay, a small country in South America, I relate to poverty and hunger. I was homeless a couple of years ago, and I understand the desperation of being a woman without a roof over your head. This is why I paint images of homeless women in an impressionist abstract manner. I call my process spontaneous realism. My work is about using simple texture, line, color, shape, space, and form to create emotions. These works are a reminder that in a country as large and the United States, many homeless women are treated like street furniture, ignored, and unnoticed.
I wanted to create a painting using the techniques of the Impressionists. I studied the works of Monet and Renoir to learn their techniques along with various textbooks and videos. I was inspired to create a girl walking through a garden to remind me of a summer spent at the parks in Montmartre, France. I used the technique of broken colors, pointillism, experimenting with Light, composition, and cropping. I utilized brushes, knives on a Dick Blick Premier Cotton Canvas with Winsor/Newton, Utretch, and Senelier handmade oil colors. I only ship artwork stretched, and delivery includes packaging materials and a Masonite-like board to protect the work. Girl on an Azalea Garden, is part of my old body of work. It is for sale in support of the Feed Me Project, which raises funds for homeless women and homeless shelters.
Description: PROPERTY OF ARTIST ROSSANA KELTON
Rossana Kelton ‘Rossi’ (B. 1960)
Signed, dated, and titled Girl on an Azalea Garden, January, Atlanta, 2016 (on the reverse)
Materials: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)
Date: Painted in 2016
Collection of Artist, Rossana ‘Rossi’ Kelton, 2018
The condition of this painting is excellent. Paintings are sold in the condition that they are at the time of sale.