Monday, April 7, 2014

Wurtsboro Art Alliance Gallery "Spring"

Pink Rose

Yellow Pink Rose

The SPRING show is on from April 5-
May 4, 2014. I have over 10 paintings and prints on view. This is a members exhibit with a variety of excellent local art work. 

73 Sullivan St. Wurtsboro NY. Open Sat. & Sun. Noon- 4 pm. 


Grouping of Paintings

Peony Daisies and Swan at Mt Vernon Rd Lake.

Hyacinths and Snake in the Grass

Plum Blossom Moon

Sam's Point Cragsmoor 

I will be at the gallery on Sat. April 26th
 2-4 pm. Come by and sign up for a DVAA/WAA class(s) drawing nature with watercolor pencils with me in May on Saturdays, 10 am - noon at the gallery. "This project is made possible with funds from the 2014 Decentralization Program, administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance."
All paintings © Roberta Rosenthal 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Happy Spring 2014

Please join me for an evening of art and food at Pine Bush, NY, Saturday, March 29, 2014. 5 - 8 pm. I will have 5 small paintings for auction and mini print giclee print cards for sale. 

Two White Daisies, watercolor SOLD

Yellow Mum, gouache

Harvest vegetables, oil on canvas

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Open Portfolio Studio Sale

Squirrels Nest Studio has an open portfolio sale from January 20-February 20, 2014. A select group of botanical and floral watercolor and Asian ink and watercolor paintings. Small to medium sizes, unframed. Over 50 original paintings and 20 giclee prints. 
"Blueberry", ink and watercolor, Sold

By Appointment Only. 

Getting married? Take a look at Rosenthal Ketubahs on Facebook. Taking orders now for spring and summer weddings. 
Your vows, poem or clergy document
that you sign to seal the commitment. 
All faiths inclusive. Made to order with your choice of landscape, flowers and special significant motifs. Museum quality art to last forever. 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy 2014

New class in watercolor painting  starts January 7, 2014. 10:00 am-12:30 pm at Squirrel Nest Studio in Bloomingburg NY.

I am participating in the Wallkill River Gallery member exhibit opening on Saturday, January 11 from 5-7 pm. 
"Wallkill River" at Bendict Park ink and watercolor on rice paper. 12"x16". 
© Roberta Rosenthal 2014

Thursday, November 21, 2013



Wishing everyone the very best holidays. 
A time to give of the heart and soul. You may also want to give art. 

To view and purchase art:

Wurtsboro Art Alliance Gallery 
Member Holiday Exhibit
73 Sullivan Street Wurtsboro NY
Open Saturday and Sundays, noon - 4 pm
See the video on Facebook or Youtube

The Pine Bush Area Arts Council
A Winter's Gathering of Artists
63 Main Street Pine Bush NY
Opening Saturday, December 7, 4-8 pm -  December 22, 2013 open 11 - 5 Sat. & Sun.

Town of Crawford Govenment Center
Crawford Art Alliance
Toys for Tots Exhibition
Opening Date: December 14, 2013, 4:30-7:30 pm reception, Dinner, music and more. Original paintings and a special portfolio of prints. 

Engagements and Wedding announcements are in the air. 
Celebrate the happy news.
Commission a painting or wedding certificate Ketubah
Contact me at 
Take a look at my web site:

And on Facebook: Rosenthal Ketubahs

Recently completed commission:
"Wallkill River" 36"x.48", oil on canvas.

Sam's Point, Cragsmoor, NY
Hand ground ink & watercolor on silk paper 13"x15" is available through my studio. Buy it as is or have it back mounted matted and framed or commission an oil on canvas any size. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

November 2013 Thanksgiving Newsletter

Happy November. No significant storms in the northeast this year. The fruits of Irene and Sandy are in the fire wood piles. Thus begins my gratitude for this year. My vision is 20/15 in both eyes and I only need over the counter readers for tiny print and details. Dr. Modi in Poughkeepsie gave me the gift of renewed sight with cataract surgery one year ago. .
Orange Physical therapists in Middletown have worked hard to improve my pained neck and back from a car/truck accident I was in in New York City.  Much improved - not perfect. The truck that hit my car was large. Grateful to Progressive insurance for doing their job. 
 Always looking for work. Grateful to get  through a difficult year. My plans are set for painting botanicals, landscapes, asian ink and brush art and Ketubah commissions. i will be teaching gouache painting techniques of nature science subjects at NYBG in January.

List of memorable teachers and mentors:
Miss Reiser kindergarten - let me paint for the first time on an easel! 
Mrs. Norton 6th grade  - took my class to Chinatown where I fell in love with Asian art while singing every song from the Sound of Music. 
Mrs. Lubell JHS 113: 7th - 9th taught me to read and write with passion. 
Ms Rita Lee 9th year special art class-
Showed me the difference between commercial art and fine art and how the two were historically the same. Took me to the Hip Bagel in Greenwich Village and I became an artist for life. 
Dr. Parrino English teacher JHS 113  - be the best at whatever I wanted to be.
Dr. Starr social studies Art & Design - homework was artwork. 
Mr. Bigeleisen - typography and graphic design
Mr. Eliscu - sculpture
Mr. Eric Marcus - car rides & math
At FIT Mr. Jacobs taught me how to draw, Fay Lewis how to mix colors and Lillian Weiss how to paint "A"paintings and still get a "D" for dating some one she didn't like. 
Joy Christov - my role model of a
Professional woman at Macy's and Avon. 
Leo Schein - my textile design & professional art mentor to 1/64 of an inch. 
Nat Kaz - how to be a fine artist for real,
Art Students League instructor, mentor and rented my first apartment studio on West 73rd St from him. 
Barry Friedman -
Introduced me to fine decorative arts
Paintings and objects des arts, marketing and resales. Flea markets, galleries and auctions. 
Spiritual Masters: Sri Chinmoy, creative yoga, 
Paramhansa Hariharananda Giri meditation kriya yoga the real deal
Botanical Art teachers: Kevin Nicolay, Eleanor Wunderlich and Anne Ophelia Dowden. 
Japanese sumi-e sensei- Koho Yamamoto
Chinese master artist - Guo Liang Jui
Dogu Choegyal Rimpoche  - Tibetan master artist 
HH Dalai Lama- meditation workshop 
Chinese language teacher- Jinyu Yang
Hebrew instructors - Rabbi Richard Kirsch, scribes: Rabbi Vinas and Neal Yerman. 
Jewish meditation: Rabbi Goldie Milgram, Mindy Ribner and Shefa Gold. 
Feminist and literary mentor Tama Starr
Manicure guru: Andy Warhol

   Botanical watercolor "Stock"
Mattiathola Purple © Roberta Rosenthal 10/30/13

Asian brush painting "Peacock and leaf hopper", ink and watercolor
© Roberta Rosenthal 10/30/13

Wedding Ketubah ink watercolor 
and gouache for Josh and Rachel Aronson © Roberta Rosenthal 10/18/13

"Wallkill River", ink and watercolor
on rice paper for recommission as 3'x4' oil on canvas. © Rosenthal 10/30/13

My faithful student, Lorraine Devore 
who inspires me, pushes the envelope and often surprises me with awesome paintings.

I could not do all of this without a lifetime of teachers and mentors. 
Gratitude for all of you past and present. And to all unmentioned you are not forgotten. 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Harvest Time - Orange Arts Open Studio Tour

October 12 and 13, 2013 I am participating in Orange County's Art Studio Tour. Get a map and follow it to a multitude of artists, studio and art hubs. Come to my studio to see recent work in progress and completed paintings. Get the map from:
I am #27 on the eastern map. 

In keeping with the harvest season I will be at 
the Bloomingburg Festival of the Arts 
on October 5th 11 am - 4 pm.
112 Main Street, Bloominburg NY 12721.

My last exhibit of the year will be at the 
Wurtsboro Art Alliance Gallery for the 
Holiday Show November - December.

My next course "Nature Science illustration
 with Gouache Painting techniques"
 will be at the New York Botanical Garden 
starting in January 2014. 
Contact: to register.

Please visit my Facebook pages:
Roberta Rosenthal's Paintings and
Rosenthal Ketubahs.