Original Abstract Painting by Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl
"Ballerinas on Pointe"
Rosemary Riddle-Achelpohl has a passion for life and beauty. She transfers that joy and gratitude through rich textures and colors to the canvas.
Words from Rosemary, “Whether in my home studio or my friend’s, I put on music, my apron and prepare myself by looking at each project and seeing where they’re at. If oils, I will mix colors, paint with a palette knife until my energy is spent. At times, I become frenetic- my coffee or water forgotten for hours. Constantly moving away and around, even above the piece to take it in - think, absorb and let the process dictate. The serendipity is what draws me in and holds me. The painting itself takes over telling me what’s next. Then, I’ll move to gesso new boards and canvases, sketching other works, applying resin to completed pieces. If abstracts, oil or mixed media, I layer texture with gloved hands- next day will be colors. This continues almost as a dance- very physical day after day, layer after layer until she decides she’s done.”
Travel continues to influence her world view and imbues her art with energy. Her works are in private and corporate collections in the United States, South America, and Asia.