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. I was inspired to paint a still life study of five color blocks, which became Pots and Pans. The color scheme is complementary and assists as the nature of light fall in the physical object. Observe that color creates three dimensions as bands of different colors in shadows and the light plains create volume and the illusion of cast shadows. The effect is to create form and light reflections. Compositional design of Pots and Pans includes using the dynamic phi rectangle armature to determine the focal point. It made the effect of balance and harmony of composition. Pots and Pans support the Feed Me Project to raise funds for homeless women and shelters.
Rossana Kelton ‘Rossi’ (B. 1960)
Signed, dated, and titled Pots and Pans, October, Miami, 2017 (on the reverse)
Materials: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)
Date: Painted in 2017
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.
This is a still life study of rounded forms in rich primary colors as five color blocks. This painting is an oil study of the variations of color that make the object naturally round. This painting shows Rossi’s ability as a painter of the nature of light as it falls in the physical object. Observe that color creates three dimensions as bands of different colors in shadows and in the light plains create volume and the illusion of cast shadows.