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Roberta Rose

Mixed Media

St. Louis, MO

                                        Roberta Rose

Looking Down

The works that I create are acrylic mixed media.  I consider the style to be an “Abstraction of Realism through Composition.” The subject is landscapes beneath your feet.

Each painting incorporates various types of acrylic gels and mediums that I may add talus or sand to change the texture. These are applied to a wood substrate, occasionally to which are glued pieces of foam core for added depth as well as strips of wood or rope to simulate metal.  Other mediums that are used for a more three- dimensional look, may be dry wall plaster, thin set, or paper clay to achieve the surface that is needed.  Stencils may be cut for added texture and molds are used for casting encaustic wax to create specific objects such as keys.

The paintings are created from photographs that I have taken myself.  The exceptions being the “5 Second Rule” series and the mud puddles which are not from photos.

My plan is to draw upon the many types of media I have learned to use through the years from watercolor to woodworking and clay.

My intention is to draw the viewer beyond the electronic device that they hold in their hands.

Become aware of the world around you and begin by “Looking Down” at the landscapes beneath your feet.