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!

18 comments:

  1. wow, rosemary scrumptious and realistic sure says it all, for this one too... amazing work..love your color choices..i also see so much patience and love, in every stroke... wonderful!

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  2. This is such an amazing piece of work Rosemary! I'm so glad you finished it!

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  3. Thank you Cindi. Got to give Roesen the credit for the color choices. I tried to duplicate as closely as I could. This was fun to do. Thank you so much for your comments!

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  4. Thanks Michelle! Were it not for you and your blog, this one would have lived on in the attic unfinished! Love Following the Masters!

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  5. Gracious, Rosemary! This was such an ambitious, complex project and you painted it beautifully! I'm impressed.

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  6. Thanks Susan! You made my day!

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  7. This is beautiful. You did well with the precise and complicated arrangement. Wow!

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  8. Thank you Jo! Wouldn't want to take on the task of painting another Roesen right now - but I'm crazy about his work! Am enjoying your photo journal! Never having visited "out west", your pictures are bringing some of the wonderful sights to me! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I saw your painting in the Followingthemasters blog. It is superb. Very good use of patterns and colors.Silvia

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  10. Thanks Silvia! It was fun participating in the Following the Masters blog! Can't wait to see the next challenge!

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  11. WOW!!! This is quite a beautiful piece...congratulations!

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  12. Thank you Dana! I appreciate your stopping by and your compliment!

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  13. Hey Rosemary! I am glad to find your blog. Your work is amazing. It is fresh and i can see your hard work in the form of painting. You are a true artist. I love the bright colors of this painting..Well done!
    Megha
    Color Pencil Portrait: Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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  14. Thank you for your wondeful comments, Megha! I'm happy you visited my blog and hope you will come back often!

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  15. Here's another "WOW!" for you - incredible painting, Rosemary!

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  16. Thank you Edward! This means a lot coming from you! I appreciate the compliment!

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  17. Wow! Well worth finishing. Glad Michelle offered some pretext. Nicely done.

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  18. Thank you R! So glad you stopped by. Really appreciate the comments from you, a Master Floral Painter!

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