Rossana Kelton ‘Rossi’ (B. 1960)
Signed, titled and date ‘Hibiscus Sisters’, January, Atlanta, 2017 (on the reverse)
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 40 in. (76 x 102 cm)
Painted in 2017
Collection of Artist, Rossana ‘Rossi’ Kelton, 2018
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.
Intrigued by the opportunity to paint tropical flora, Rossi created “Hibiscus Sisters” in the technique of O’Keefe. Rossi created a powerful personal subject to be closely studied and admired. The present work from 2017 imbeds an object of everyday life with layers of association and elements of abstraction, creating a monumental work that is both deeply connected to nature and a transcendent emotional experience. Pink and violet petals towering against a greenish and mauve forest transform the delicate blossoms into a joyous monumentality. They were created acrylic using Golden Acrylic colors on a Dick Blick Premier Cotton Canvas