Saturday, October 29, 2011


This is a very special painting I did for a very special family! My dear friend, Lynn Colijn, asked  me to do a painting for her, similar to Nederburg Pinotage. And seeing that it was a commission I thought it would be quite lovely to add a few objects that are precious to them as a family. 

The sugar jar from Holland and the little figurines fondly known as 'Martin and Lynn' represent a rich family heritage. The jug on the left I added as it hails from the VOC era, whom great grand dad Colijn worked for. The teacup on the left belonged to Lynn's grandmother, and the bottle of wine was had at their daughter Paige's 21st!

The most precious touch of all is the very subtle cross in the foreground, hanging from the silver bowl. This piece is very special to my family as it once belonged to their son Ross, but was given as a gift to Thomas, my son.

I so enjoyed doing this commission, and should you like to have your special object d'art captured on canvas, I would be very happy to do so.



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Monday, October 17, 2011


Oil on Canvas                                    Five Minutes' Peace                                 Cecilia Rosslee                   

A self portrait in my lazy, warm sunny sitting room in South Africa! I did this painting just before we moved to the States and sometimes, just for a few minutes, I miss the peace I felt at that very moment. Everything about the painting speak of relaxation and total peace...even though only for a few minutes. I love the brown, especially now that we are entering the winter season here in America, where one is daily reminded of harvest time at the sight of beautiful pumpkin displays all over the show!

Monday, October 10, 2011


Oil on Canvas                                                             Garden Scents ~ SOLD                                                          Cecilia Rosslee

This is a lovely, vibrant colour study of a still life I set up in the garden. The focus is mainly on the movement of shadows and petals which makes for a lively rendition of a classic floral scene.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Cecilia Rosslee                                                              Chinese Blossoms                                                               Oil on Canvas

CHINESE BLOSSOMS depicts a selection of fresh oranges, wine and objects placed in the late afternoon sun. It has been featured in Carmel Magazine and sold to clients in LA.