Friday, July 24, 2009
Copy - Severin Roesen Still Life
22 x 28 Oil on Canvas
Severin Roesen - German-born American Painter, ca.1815-1872
This is my entry for Following the Masters Challenge Five - Flowers & Gardens. Michelle's current challenge brought to mind this painting which was started some time ago and never finished. Since the reference photo was nowhere to be found, I mixed imagination with paint to complete this tribute to Roesen. There are numerous websites featuring his detailed floral still lifes painted in the tradition of the 17th-century Dutch and German painters. Sumptuous and highly realistic, they are feasts for the eyes!