Rosita Gottlieb Costa Rica-born Rosita Gottlieb has painted professionally since 1963 and over the years mastered the art of painting with the spatula, the artist’s knife.
Rosita has gained a reputation as a bold colourist. Her primary medium is oil, to which she adds marble sand, wire mesh, beeswax and other materials. This thickly textured paint is then applied to the canvas using a knife to create a rich, hypnotic, multidimensional effect. All of her work is based on the Rainforests of Costa Rica. In Year 6, we have been inspired by her work and have created our own pieces using oil pastels. We researched the different plants within the rainforest and recreated a closely-packed composition of different species to reflect the conditions found in the understory of the rainforest.
Here are some examples of her work:
Here are some examples created by Year 6: