painting, especially outdoors (in Plein Air) sharpens the senses;
colors are true, the light is immediate, values have a richness not
visible in photographs.
Finding and capturing the scene from a
never-before-painted perspective is one challenge. Being able
to convey the essence of place is another.
My goal is to create the landscapes the
viewer has in his mind or ones he’d like to know better.
Boxes. Following in the tradition of artists from Monet to Thiebaud,
Joan Rossberg has created a collection of original oil paintings on
Classic Wooden Cigar Boxes. Each painting is a Fine Art
In addition to creating a likeness, each figurative painting tries
to also communicate something about the subject that makes them who
they are. In the painting Luck of the Irish, the subject
(from a 1930’s black and white photo) was combined with an inset of
a horse race to portray a family member whose prowess at the race
track (and at times lack therefore) was family legend.
Still Lifes: A successful still life
not only depicts the objects but engages the viewer it its story.
The set of paintings
8:15, 8:16, 8:17 allows the viewer to
re-live the scene of the consumption, albeit without guilt. A more
classically painted Still Life, like
Orchids and Chinese Statue,
combines selection and placement of objects with lighting effects to
pull the viewer in and around the painting and lets them uncover the
Nature creates the subject matter in Landscapes. People arrange
My goal is to paint an interior so that
it reflects the lives and choices of the inhabitants while still
being exciting to outside viewers.