Rose Guastella

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  • Two More Birds

    Two More Birds

    Here are portraits of two more birds- a Steller's Jay and a Cedar Waxwing.
  • A Gaggle of New Bird Paintings

    A Gaggle of New Bird Paintings

    New bird paintings created since fall 2023
  • Self-prescribed Art Therapy

    Self-prescribed Art Therapy

    Making art is the best stress-reliever I know of. This new painting has been a very fulfilling experience.
  • Catching up…

    Catching up…

    Just a little update since I haven't been here in a while.
  • The Wreck of the Peter Iredale

    The Wreck of the Peter Iredale

    My newest painting is a view of the shipwreck of the Peter Iredale, lost on the Oregon Coast in 1906.
  • Back at the Easel Again

    Back at the Easel Again

    Here are two new paintings and a bit of commentary about my creative process.
  • April is Poetry Month

    April is Poetry Month

    Ars Poetica brings writers and visual artists together. April is poetry month! This is a description of my experiences with Ars Poetica at the Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton, Washington.
  • Crazy for Octopi, That’s Me

    Crazy for Octopi, That’s Me

    I've spent the last couple of months making pottery with an octopus motif.
  • Is it Spring yet? No…but I can still paint it.

    Is it Spring yet? No…but I can still paint it.

    A painter's signs of spring on the Puget Sound. It seems slow in coming this year.
  • Time to Breathe and a New Painting

    Time to Breathe and a New Painting

    I have time to paint again! Here's my latest.
  • I’m Still Here!

    I’m Still Here!

    I haven't been here much but will be back again soon.
  • Not Just Paint

    Not Just Paint

    How I came to be a potter as well as a painter.
  • The Yellow Teapot

    The Yellow Teapot

    This is the story behind my painting of a yellow teapot sitting on lacework made by my grandmother.
  • Some Thoughts on What it’s Like for Me These Days as an Artist

    Some Thoughts on What it’s Like for Me These Days as an Artist

    Just me, musing on what it's like to be a working artist who doesn't have to support herself with her art.
  • A Passing

    A Passing

    Musings on the passing of my mother.
  • Precarious

    Precarious

    A still life arrangement at the Georgia O'Keeffe studio/museum in Abiquiu, New Mexico, provided the inspiration for this painting.
  • Third Abiquiu Painting

    Third Abiquiu Painting

    Features of many adobe structures in new Mexico include the warm orange tones and soft edges of the adobe, contrasted with the sharp turquoise blues of windows and doors.
  • Flower Portraits

    Flower Portraits

    About some of my flower portraits, all painted since the start of COVID.
  • Daytime Moon at Abiquiu

    Daytime Moon at Abiquiu

    The daytime moon was visible in Abiquiu while I was there visiting Georgia O'Keefe's home.
  • Georgia’s Ladder

    Georgia’s Ladder

    A new painting, and a short description of the events surrounding it.
  • All That Quiet

    All That Quiet

    Still painting and sometimes even still writing about it. Here's the latest one.

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