Signed, titled and date ‘Pear Surprise’, March, Atlanta, 2017 (on the reverse)
Oil on acid-free Archer paper
8 x 10 in. (20 x 25 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.
“Pear Surprise” was an experiment using the broken color technique of the impressionists. In this technique, colors are painted near each other but not overlapping each other so that the human eye is forced to look at the painting closer to differentiate the shapes from the colors. She studied the paintings of Monet, who invented this technique, to understand the effect of the impressionist technique. Her inspiration was pears that when placed together form a beautiful still life arrangement. Rossi used Winsor/Newton, Utretch and Senelier handmade oil colors on a Dick Blick Premier Cotton Canvas.