Friday, February 29, 2008

Presenting "Out of the Darkness"

Here is my latest endeavour, "Out of the Darkness, Saw-Whet Owl"

"Out of the Darkness, Saw-Whet Owl"
Graphite pencil, 5 x 11

I am also posting the start of a new painting. I met to post this earlier in the week but I have a really good audio book right now and its keeping me at my drawing table. I am listening to the book "World Without End" by Ken Follett. What a great story! Masterful writing. I am some what of an audio book junkie, so if you have any suggestions for a really good book please pass it on.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Back to Work

Here's a piece that I started before going to Charleston for SEWE. I actually got a little work done on it while I was down there sitting at a coffee shop across from Charleston Place called City Lights. Great atmosphere and really good coffee!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Return from SEWE

Wow, what a great time. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see my work in Charleston. Selling a piece of art is great but your comments and enthusiasm about my work are what I live for. As an artist, I spend a lot of time composing my images — making the finished art feel as though you can put your hand into it — and matching up the perfect frame, and these efforts were reflected in your comments. I had several people comment on my compositions, and many of you also commented on how the frames complement the pieces. But the best compliment was from the woman who said nothing at all but kept rubbing her finger over “At Rest,” trying to feel the words on the waterwheel. Her expression said everything I needed to hear. Thank you to everyone!

I want to take a quick moment out to say thank you to some others as well. I am fairly new to the national and international scene of wildlife art and with the 2007 Birds in Art and the 2008 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition I have met some great artists. These artists have accepted me into a tightly nit family that I am extremely happy to be part of. You can’t but help to smile and hold your head up high when your peers pat you on your back and tell you that you do great work. Please take some time out to visit the Web sites below and see the wonderful work that these artists due. I will also put links to their sites on the sidebar of this blog.

Thank you!

Ray Brown,
Terry Miller,
Wes and Rachelle Siegrist,
Dustin Van Wechel,
Thomas Brooks,
Mark Kelso,
Stephen Left,

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

SEWE bound!

Thanks to everyone who came out last night for the show and reception at Little Venice. I had a great time and appreciate your support.

I am off to SEWE! If you are in Charleston, stop by and say hi. You can find me at Charleston Place, 205 Meeting Street.

Southeastern Wildlife Expostion
February 15-17

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Society of Animal Artist

I am pleased to announce that I have been accepted
into the Society of Animal Artists.

"The Society of Animal Artists is an association of animal and wildlife painters and sculptors. Founded in 1960, the Society is devoted to promoting excellence in the portrayal of the creatures sharing our planet, and to the education of the public through its informative art seminars, lectures and teaching demonstrations. Some of the finest animal artists from the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, Japan, and Australia are represented in the Society's membership." - from the SAA website.

Being accepted into the Society of Animal Artists is a mile stone at which you are recognized by your peers and I am very honored.

Please visit the SAA website for more information.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Print Release: 2.11.08

RL Caldwell Studio proudly annouces the
limited-edition giclee print of
"November Branches, House Finches."

Printed from the original painting on 100% cotton,
fine-art paper; Tru Giclee certifed.
Image size: 10" x 25"
Edition Size: 250
Artist Proofs: 2
Signed and numbered

$95 (framed and matted, $315)
Prerelease sale orders take 10% off*
*Orders must be made by February 11, 2008

Call 804-639-7604 or e-mail

(framed and double matted)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Presenting "Pin Oak Perch, House Finch"

I finished this one up yesterday and is now dring. All it needs is a frame and then it's off to Charleston for the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.

"Pin Oak Perch, House Finch"
Oil, 7 x 12