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Hazy Lake Lanier Morning

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Description:                                      PROPERTY OF ARTIST ROSSANA KELTON

Rossana Kelton ‘Rossi’ (B. 1960)

Signed, titled and dated ‘Hazy Lake Lanier Morning’, July, Atlanta, 2019 (on the reverse)

Oil on canvas

12 x 16 in. (30 x 41 cm)

Painted in 2019

Provenance:

Collection of Artist, Rossana ‘Rossi’ Kelton, 2019 

Condition Report: 

The condition of this painting can vary widely and the nature of the paint sold means that they are unlikely to be in perfect condition. Paintings are sold in the condition that they are at the time of sale.

Essay:

This is an oil painting of a hazy day on Lake Lanier. Rossi lives near Lake Lanier, one of the most popular lakes in Georgia. This work is a study of light and atmosphere and visual truth. It is the interpretation of the islands in Lake Lanier on a very humid and hazy morning. Rossi wanted to create a painting using the techniques of the Impressionists. She studied the works of Monet and Renoir to learn their techniques along with various textbooks and videos. She was inspired to create a girl walking through a garden to remind of a summer spent at the gardens in Montmartre, France. She used the technique of broken colors, pointillism, experimenting with light, composition, and cropping. She used brushes, knives on a Dick Blick Premier Cotton Canvas with Winsor/Newton, Utretch and Senelier handmade oil colors. She only ships artwork stretched and delivery includes packaging materials and a Masonite-like board to protect the work.