Rochelle Weiner is a Chicago artist who works in the mediums watercolor, encaustic and oil and cold wax. Rochelle is currently showing her work at The Leigh Gallery, the Andersonville Galleria, Urban Brain and Body and Café Vocar, and her greeting cards are stocked at Artisanal Wilmette and I Love Chicago at O'Hare Airport. She is a member of the Illinois Watercolor Society, winner of the “Award of Excellence” from the Illinois Watercolor Society’s Annual Member Show November 2012, and was chosen as one of 60 contenders in 2012′s national juried exhibition, May 2012. Rochelle’s work has been featured on NBC’s Chicago Fire as well as ABC’s Mindgames.

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Oil and Cold Wax workshop with Jim Scherbarth

(Above: Sweeney admiring my work. Or maybe it just smells nice.) Just got back from a fantastic workshop at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, WI with James Edward Scherbarth. The workshop was Oil and Cold Wax. This is the third workshop I’ve taken in this medium, with three different instructors. Each time I learn […]


New watercolors

I’ve been spending the cold nights and weekends indoors painting. I’ve added a few to my “Snow Day” series and a few others as well that don’t quite fit into a series yet. I may be starting a new series…


Workshop with Dianne Martia

In February, I took a painting workshop with instructor Dianne Martia at Water Street Studios in Battavia, Illinois. What a blast I had. Two full days of learning, and experimenting and playing with paint. The workshop was in the medium, oil and cold wax. I’d taken a similar workshop a couple years ago with Lisa […]


Loads of commissions

What a treat! I’ve always loved painting portraits and this season kept me really busy! Here are a few of the finished commissioned works. All I need to create a portrait is a good photo of the subject. In focus and with good lighting.


Three purchased from Discarded series

I had the delightful opportunity to meet in person a new collector of my work, D’Lynne Schade. I was extremely flattered to hear from her after she’d purchased “Sordid” from the Leigh Gallery – she’d contacted me to find out where she could see more of my work. I let her know I am showing […]


Chicago Woods sold!

Thank you to Chris Martin for his recent purchase of “Chicago Woods”. It fits beautifully in your room, Chris! The work was inspired by the beautiful colors of late fall in the Chicago Forest Preserve near my home. Each time I drove by I’d literally gasp at it’s beauty – especially on the sunny afternoon […]


Galleria refreshed

I have been renting a booth space at the Andersonville Galleria for a couple years now – it is a happy space for me. It was the first place I started showing my work, and not only have I made many sales, but I have also met some great people and been “found” by some […]


Workshop with Karlyn Holman

I’ve just returned from a week long workshop with Karlyn Holman in Washburn Wisconsin. This is the 4th year in a row I’ve attended a workshop with her. Karlyn is such an inspiring person – she’s created a wonderful life for herself in the arts. She is a great artist, she teaches in her studio […]


Encaustics and the discarded series

As another branch of my “Discarded” series, I have been incorporating antique photography into encaustic works. I have a fascination with antique photography. It’s sad and intriguing to find old family snaps and formal shots for sale at junk shops and antique stores. I can spend ages sifting through these crumbling old pages from someone […]


One way to monoprint

There are lots of ways to create monoprints. I learned a fun way to do it in a workshop with Karlyn Holman a couple years ago. I’ve used this process to create probably more than 100 paintings by now. I’ve done series of flowers, vegetables an fruits, portraits, birds, and most recently I have come […]