Featured Artist Roberta Lynn Rose
Artist Roberta Lynn Rose created the “Landscapes Beneath Your Feet” series with the intention of changing the viewer’s perspective. Enjoy these unique paintings and see more by visiting her website.
While sitting on my patio painting a traditional landscape in pastel, I looked down and realized that there was a different type of landscape right beneath my feet.
For many months I had been dreaming of ways to use the various acrylic mediums on the market. Now the two came together and the experimenting began! Highly textured, dimensional/sculptural, realistic mixed media “landscape” paintings were created.
By mixing different types of acrylic mediums together, plus adding talus or sand, I could form all kinds of textures like tile, concrete, blacktop, and even mud and moss.
Once a base is laid down on a wood panel, it is left to dry for a few days. The next step is to add a series of thin semi-transparent washes. Anywhere from two to twenty washes may be added. Final details are then added using encaustic, rice paper for leaves and grasses, wood shapes for rusted washers and grates, plus some real sticks and rocks.
I name most of the paintings by using sayings from the past in hopes to keep these somewhat humorous quips and philosophies from being lost completely. Some are to invoke a sense of “I’ve been in that situation!” and a chuckle with a little angst.
My goal is to bring you, the viewer, to places you have not noticed before. I want to change your point of view beyond the electronic device that is held in your hand by looking down at the ‘’Landscapes Beneath Your Feet.”
Throughout my life I’ve loved painting, pottery, woodworking, stained glass and sewing. I pursued art and science obtaining a B.S. in Graphic Arts and a B.S. in Art Education at Southeast Missouri State.
A few years after graduating, I moved to Michigan where I taught Instructional Graphics in the Television Production Department at Ferris State University. While in Michigan, I continued to paint in watercolor and experimented in combining textured glass with my watercolor paintings.
After moving back to Missouri, I began seeing the potential in utilizing the various skills learned from my past endeavors. I was accepted as a studio artist at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri. This has enabled me to expand my artistic boundaries, resulting in dimensional, textured acrylic mixed media paintings.
Although I have won awards for my watercolors and mixed media paintings, I am most excited about the reactions and smiles from the people who “see” my paintings.
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