Thursday, April 30, 2009

Art exhibit and wine tasting

5.13.09
Art exhibit and wine tasting
Little Venice restaurant
Richmond, VA
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

My friends Alberto & Peppino Mastromano at Little Venice restaurant in Richmond, Virginia have invited me back to exhibit my work at their restaurant again for my 2nd annual show. This time they are pairing it up with a wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres. The winery San Lorenzo is from Italy and the winemaker will be at the tasting to talk about his wines. Its going to be a fun time! Below is the link to the email invite that I sent out to my email list. All are invited but you do have to call a RSVP, a limited number of people can come. If you did not receive an invite but would like to receive invites to exhibits, shows, print releases, and the news letter than please sign up to the right.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New look!

As you can see my blog has a new look to it. I will get all my links back up over the next week or so, I didn't know that when you back up your blog that it only backs up the template and not any of your links or widgets. Always a learning curve!!!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by on Sunday at the "Art at the Mill" show in Millwood, Virginia. Even though it was a bit hot in the mill I enjoyed visiting and talking to everyone.

I would also like to present my latest drawing "Contemplation (Chimpanzee)." I finished this up last week just in time to send it off for submission into an upcoming exhibition which I should find out the results in a month or so. As you can see I am also using the image as my new blog banner at the top.

"Contemplation (Chimpanzee)," Graphite pencil, 6 x 15

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Art at the Mill, Spring 2009 show

It's that time again,

I invite you to the
Art at the Mill
Art Show & Sale April 25 - May 10, 2009
Millwood, Virginia

Four of Robert's originals will be exhibited from
April 25 to May 10 at the Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood, Virginia,
for its annual spring art show.

The show is open
Sunday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For directions or additional show details,
call 540.955.2600.
(Map of Millwood, VA)

**Drawing Demo**
Watch Robert work on one of his drawings
Sunday April 26th from noon to 4pm.
See you there!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Progress on the chimp drawing

Here is a quick update with the chimp drawing. I hope to finish this up by tomorrow or Thursday morning since the deadline for the exhibition that I want to submit it to is on Friday. Thank goodness for FedEx!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Back from Nashville, TN


My family and I enjoyed a little down time visiting some of our friends in Nashville, Tennessee last week. Now I'm unpacked and back in the studio.
The friend that we went to go visit is Matt Ramsey who is a singer and songwriter, extremely talented! I put a link to his web page under "Talent feeds Talent" section in the side bar to the right, if you haven't already checked it out, then please do so now.



Thanks Matt, Sara, and Janey for a great and relaxing time.

Below is the current piece that I am working on. I am trying to get this done by early next week so that I can submit it to an upcoming exhibit. The image is just part of the overall composition.








Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Another time-lapsed video

Here is my newest time-lapsed video demonstrating how I painted "Reflected Green (Green Heron)." I also re edited the last one and have reloaded that to the blog as well, it was two posts ago.

Enjoy!

Video is being re-edited, I will repost soon!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Art of the Animal Kingdom XIV

"Out of the Darkness (Saw-whet Owl)" has been selected as one of the just under 90 pieces for this years Art of the Animal Kingdom XIV. Art of the Animal Kingdom is a prestigious exhibition that pulls from some of the top wildlife art talent that's out there. The exhibition is held annual at the Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington, Vermont and will open June 13 and end on July 26, 2009.

This years special guest artist and juror is Terry Isaac. Being juried into this years show is an honor to me since Terry's work is some of the first wildlife artwork that I started to look at about ten years ago. His work and some others are what helped to push me towards what I do today.


"Out of the Darkness (Saw-whet Owl)," Graphite pencil, 5 x 11

"Out of the Darkness" was also selected for the 2008 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit and was awarded the Stonebridge Promotions Award from that exhibition.

I traveled the James River with Richmond Audubon Society members and biologists from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the VCU Rice Center who were studying the nocturnal migration patterns of the Northern Saw-whet Owl. Each autumn researchers and volunteers from Canada south to Virginia in the east and Colorado in the west, band and release several thousand of these tiny raptors. In 2007-08, Virginia banding stations, including the one at the VCU Rice Center, established for the first time that central Virginia is a significant wintering area for this species.