ROSALIE LANG
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Diverse patterning and complex textures found in coastal rock formations provide the catalyst for this series of oil paintings. Through image enlargement, I find an intriguing array of elements etched across rock surfaces. That fragile beauty is then translated on canvas using multi-layered brushwork and subtle texturing.

Each painting is a gateway to a complex world of patterning and forms. Many of the paintings may appear as abstract compositions especially since references to a specimen's location are generally omitted. However, realism not abstraction takes centerstage in my work and is underscored by detailed renderings of actual rock surfaces.

Each painting's character and style is dominated by the inherent features of a particular rock segment or grouping. The more distinct those features, the more appealing the subject. As the painting process unfolds, the canvas essentially takes on a life of its own. It leads. I follow. Each new subject so unique in appearance anticipates an intriguing journey to depict its exquisite content.

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uON THE ROCKS

ROSALIE LANG COLLECTIONS