Author Archives: Rita
2012 has been filled with figures, portraits and writing.
Check out the newest paintings on the Portraits page.
“Moonrise Over the San Luis Valley” in San Antonio, Texas Salon International 2012 Salon International 2012 is the eleventh annual juried exhibition sponsored by the International Museum of Contemporary Masters and hosted by Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art. It will feature 434 original oil paintings selected from artist entries [...]
This original oil painting will be up for bid at the auction in April. (see larger image here) Fox Theatre in McCook, Nebraska Saturday April 14th Auction starts at 7:30 p.m. Artwork on display at local banks during the month of March. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 308-340-7955. “Side Door” 10 x [...]
“Saunter a Snowy Path” was selected by O&V Printing in Alamosa, Colorado for their 2012 Calendar. Contact them to receive your poster for the new year. Giclee prints of the painting without the calendar are available here.
The thermometer outside reads nine degrees — not a morning I would normally emerge from beneath my goose-down comforter before dawn. “Thank god it’s almost April,” I exhale and begin the dance of pulling chilled silk over my bare skin. Another layer of mohair, then thicker wool, and sturdy denim.
A Poem by Rita Roberts with Windblown as image.
slamming screen door kicked off soiled shoes freckles turned to buckshot from her double-barreled cross baby, upon boy, over unsuspecting man planting damage, within defect, after birth lungs and pockets emptied by churchly angels sins of the flesh hacked to pieces waxy tears drip on five cakes a year, now six lit up on the [...]
Clunky shoes crunch a dormant lawn. Selma bends, her heavy bosoms rest momentarily on her thighs as she reaches for the small roll of daily news. Frost remains on short stalks of grass, like white whiskers on an old man’s chin. “Good morning, Selma.” Clyde, a bit grimy and weathered, removes his hat. A sudden [...]
Above the hearth in Toluca Lake, California “The Dolphin House” 16 x 32” Oil on Canvas Prints on Canvas available – For sizes, pricing and orders, contact email@example.com Joshua Grindle Inn – Mendocino, California
Marilyn, Ron and Lucille Loser with their new purchase. “We’d seen a few pieces of Rita’s work around the San Luis Valley and made it a point to attend her showing at the Del Norte Museum during the summer of 2009.” “There were many pieces that caught our attention, but Ron chose “Introspection” for three [...]