Tuesday, December 8, 2020


Please go to this link and click and register to attend our Zoom Open Studio Tour 6.  Also If you visit all three of the studio sites, you will be entered to a drawing to win a beautiful artwork form one of us.  

Here’s the link to register. https://www.eventbrite.com/.../studio-tour-6-virtual-tour...

This is the time of year I have an "Open Studio Tour 6" with two other Artists/studios, Terry d Chacon and Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja.  This year however due to the virus, our tour is virtual.  All of us have been busy creating new works of art in our studios and would like you to still visit us in a new way.  So please enjoy this short video of some of my current work and contact me if you are interested in anything, and I will make arrangements to meet with you.  Text 909-553-3883 (put Studio tour in the message) or email me at patriciaroseford@gmail.com.  I look forward to seeing you in a safe way.  Check out this short Video and contact me if you would like to purchase anything.  


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Art Bark in the Park

The Riverside Art Museum and the Art Alliance has sponsored a fun event, which is for local artists to paint these steel cutouts of dogs.  The dogs are for a fund raiser for the museum, and my understanding is that there will be about 50 artists who have painted 4 different dog cutouts.  So for my dog, I decided to paint some of the southwestern scenes that I love to travel to and paint.  So this is my Southwestern inspired Beagle.  Hope you like it.  If you wish more information and or to sponsor a dog go the the website.  


Friday, June 8, 2018

Rafting through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River - Wow what a great time!!

A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of rafting down the Colorado River, through the Grand Canyon with 12 other artists.  Wow what a bucket list trip.  This trip was organized by artist, Cody Delong from Jerome, AZ and our rafters and guides of everything were two skilled and friendly ladies, Den & and Hannah with "Grand Canyon Expeditions Co" from Las Vegas, NV.  This was a motorized rafting trip, and after watching U Tubes of other trips where they had to row, I'm very glad we did this type of trip.   Our adventure started in Las Vegas, where we were picked up and transported by bus to Lee's Ferry, AZ.  So, for the next 8 days we traveled 277 river miles and traversed about 200 rapids (grades 3-10) while sleeping under the stars at night, then painting in the mornings and evenings, it was all just a magical experience.   I took so many photos, it has been difficult selecting a few for this blog.  I did not paint every evening but all the mornings, so my reference photos will be my inspiration for the weeks to come.  Hopefully in the near future I'll post a few of my studio paintings.  We ended the trip at Pearce Ferry, and returned to Las Vegas for an evening meal with 12 new  friends who had shared this wonderful adventure with me.

Here we are, ready to load up and launch.

My first painting, "Reflections" 6x12 plein air pastel.

9x12 Plein Air Pastel

9x12 Plein air pastel

9x12 plein air pastel
9x12 plein air pastel

6x12 Plein Air Pastel, I wanted to capture one of the rapids in my painting.

A short hike to the Little Colorado River, note the color, a teal green!! 

Swimming or surfing down the rapids on the Little Colorado River.

Approaching one of the rapids, they were quite deceptive, but Den would yell out... put away your cameras and hold on, we knew it would be a short wild ride... I could not photograph a big rapid, but some of the rapids would drop up to 30 feet... 

Or two river guides, Den and Hannah in the back of the boat.  They got us safely through all the rapids, cooked all of our meals and shared information of what we were seeing.  They were the best!!

Yes that's me sitting in the front of the raft, trying not to swallow to much of the river.

One of our campsites, with Den and Hannah fixing our meal, and we are painting.... 

A delicious evening meal and vista....  the best relaxation ever after a busy day!!

A view of the raft from the front...  

Morning and afternoon we had to load and unload the raft. 

One of my rooms under the stars.

Some of the paintings done while on the river.

The bathroom is open

Our wonderful adventure is almost over...  

Good by to our guides Den and Hannah!!  

A truly magical experience.  I really loved this trip, and I made great new friends.  Looking forward to the paintings I will create and it would be great to see some from those of you who shared this adventure.... Such memories I will not forget!!!  

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Painting the Colors of Springtime in Southern California

Over the past few weeks, I have had the privilege to paint lots of colorful paintings in the surrounding area here in Southern California.  The first location was the Flower Fields of Ranunculus in Carlsbad, CA..

"Smile"  8x10 Plein Air Pastel

"Color Ride"  8x16 Plein Air Pastel

My painting buddies, Terry d Chacon and Sandy Charlebois.

On Monday afternoon, a short drive from my home, in the local mountains, is the town of Oak Glen, and the Oak Glen Preserve at Los Rios Rancho.  In springtime they have beautiful feilds of California Poppies and Lupin in bloom, also their apple blossoms are blooming.  So much to paint....

"California Poppies & Lupin" 6x14 Plein Air Pastel.

"More Poppies and Lupin" 6x15 Plein Air Pastel

Finally today was still a colorful painting day, but something quite different.  In the city of Riverside at Fairmount Park, there is a large installation of huge 6 foot tall rubber balls, floating in the lake.  There are about 300 of these colorful floating painted balls in the water.  They were all painted by Riverside elementary school students.  It was interesting to paint all the colors of these balls, and their reflections in the water.  These colorful balls will only be here for a few more weeks.  

"Floating Colors" 8x16 Plein Air Pastel.

 I must say these last few weeks have been quite a dream for this pastel painter.  It has been fun using so many different colors in the landscape, which I usually don't get a chance to do. 
 So much color to paint this spring.  Still having fun living the dream of a Plein Air Painter.  Until next time.