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.
InHazy Lazy Lanier Morning, I tried to create the impression of the full spectrum of colors seen on a hazy day. In this interpretation of the Islands of Lake Lanier on a very sunny, humid, and hazy morning, I utilized the impressionists' techniques, including the application of oil painting strokes in different directions. I also created the illusion of recessional planes by applying duller and lighter colors in the background and brighter, high-contrast colors in the scene's foreground. The aerial perspective effect created a balanced painting. I studied Monet and Renoir's works to learn their techniques to represent Light, chroma, and temperature.Hazy Lazy Lanier Morninghas intensity, complexity, and unity. The effect is the balance and harmony of composition. Hazy Lazy Lanier Morningis part of my initial body of work. It is currently for sale in support of theFeed MeProject, which raises funds for homeless women and homeless shelters.
Rossana Kelton ‘Rossi’ (B. 1960)
Signed, dated, and signed Hazy Lake Lanier Morning, July, Atlanta, 2019 (on the reverse)
Materials: Oil on canvas
Dimension: 12 x 16 in. (30 x 41 cm)
Date: Painted in 2019
Collection of Artist, Rossana ‘Rossi’ Kelton, 2019
The condition of this painting is excellent. Paintings are sold in the condition that they are at the time of sale.