"Miss Universe" mixed media 16" X 20". Miss Universe can be from any country in the world and is universally appealing. Though contestants wear clothing depicting their own country, the artist designed this apparel for any girl to represent the world. She possesses self confidence, beauty and compassion.
"Strictly Business" mixed, 16" X 12". The attire in this painting was designed by artist for a Meridian, Mississippi girl named Aaliyah Lee. Aaliyah is very talented and loves to sing jazz and the blues. She can perform jazz with a charming liveliness and move you to tears when she sings the blues. completed 12/1/2019
"The Bouquet" Alpine Girl (for Switzerland) mixed 16" X 20". For this image, the artist painted (from memory) her niece, Maria Rossini Stentz. This painting was inspired by Dorothy Frances Gurney's poem as follows: "The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God's heart in the garden, than any where else on Earth. completed 4/11/2020
"Lady of the Blue Mosque" mixed 14" X 18". Artist was inspired by the city of Istanbul, Turkey... on of the most beautiful cities in the world ~ where East meets West. The Blue Mosque is one of the most famous structures in the world. Artist designed and depicted the apparel of the "Lady" to reflect the diversity of cultures. completed 9/9/2019
"Dangerous Portia of Pittsburg" mixed 7" X 12". Pittsburg, Pennsylvania is a "steel town" and the girls quite often can seem to be rough around the edges. Portia is a smart and strong girl, fully aware she's blessed with a nice appearance, which can make her a bit "dangerous". It takes a little more effort to care about how one looks when there are perpetual gray green skies above in winter. completed 10/19/2019
"Stania of Yugoslavia" mixed 16" X 20". Stania and her husband, Janez, were friends of the artist when they all lived in New York City. Yugoslavia is a republic in South Europe and Stania was from Slovenia and Janez was from Croatia. The artist and Janez met while attending The New York Academy of Theatrical Arts together in the 1970s. Stania quickly learned American customs and her husband and artist also attended Lee Strasberg Institute together.
MUSIC AND PLACES
"Palestrina's Princess" mixed 10" X 8". Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina was an Italian composer 1526?-94 who lived SE of Rome in Pranesta. Artist did this painting for her brother-in-law and composer, Joe Rossini for a birthday present this year. Artist designed the attire for the young girl hoping to enhance Palestrina's classic baroque music. completed 6/2020
"Le Jardin" mixed 20" X 16". Artist always kept a garden for her mom, Maxine, and she wrote the following: "4320 Poplar Springs Drive Where the birds thrive and the people barely survive... It's our refuge from the storm, It's where mother is with her smile so warm... It's where we built castles in the sand... Oh daddy, It's so grand." completed 2/15/2020
Red Hot and Rosa of New Mexico
"Red Hot" mixed 11" X 13". This was painted with the Museum of Modern Art in mind (as a good example of Modern Art for New York City) and for Mac Haik Enterprises of Houston, Texas and Jackson, Mississippi. The original concept was the way light plays on the planes of the girl's face at a gas station in Scottsdale, Arizona (where artist lived while attending Dental School at Arizona College for Medical, Dental and Legal careers in the early 1980s). Artist hopes this painting will be utilized as a postage stamp for Arizona in the future. completed 12/20/2019
Classic Girls/Classic Cars
"Aphrodite of Greece" mixed 12" X 9". Aphrodite is the ancient Greek goddess of love and of beauty, identified by the Romans with Venus (also called Cytherea). Artist hopes "Aphrodite" will one day be made into a postage stamp for Greece, as she feels she is one of the loveliest paintings of moral and spiritual beauty she has ever been able to accomplish. completed August 2019-Sept. 2020
"Ready for My Rolls-Royce" mixed 10" X 8". Artist and family were friends of the International President of Porsche-Audi & Volkswagon, Malcom Pray, of Greenwich, Connecticut. Malcom Pray had, and the family still has, perhaps the finest collection of cars in America. On Saturday, Malcom Pray would take artist for a fun ride in one of his Rolls-Royces. Malcom had a great sense of humor (a capricious inclination) and would take a quick turn on Round Hill Road causing artist to slide (in the Rolls-Royce) all the way to the door... then he would take another turn thereby causing her to slide directly into him. A Rolls-Royce is still artist's favorite car (due to the happy memories with such a fine friend) and the classic elegance of the Rolls-Royce. In this painting, artist tries to depict a young girl's hair blowing in the wind while on her ride in the Rolls-Royce motor car. completed 11/1/2019
"Bourbon Beauty" mixed media 20" X 16". For five generations, the Brock, Daniel, Jacobs, Rossini Family has enjoyed the fine cuisine of Galatoire's Restaurant of New Orleans, Louisiana. " Bourbon Beauty" has just dined at Galatoire's and she represents the best of New Orleans. She retrieves her cloak to escape into the mystical night air on Bourbon Street. completed 11/22/2019