Friday, April 27, 2012

Green Heron painting....

Work in progress...

I have been scratching away at this one off and on over the last few weeks and the under drawing is almost done.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ward World Art Festival - This weekend!

I am happy to announce that I along with two of my paintings will be in Ocean City, Maryland this coming weekend for the 42nd Ward World Championship Art Festival. The Society of Animal Artists will be representing several artist at this art show and as a member of the society I will have my work included and also be at the show representing the Society of Animal Artists.

I hope that you can make it out to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD this weekend! See you at the show!

SAA Exhibit at the Ward World Art Festival

This weekend!

4/27 - 4/29


Ward World Championship Art Festival

Roland E. Powell Convention Center

Ocean City, MD

Wildlife artists from across the country are joining the prestigious Ward World Championship and Art Festival to kick off the season in Ocean City, MD. The Society of Animal Artists offers a Member Show and Sale April 27-29, 2012 at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. With over thirty artists presenting works in a variety of media, including bronze, painting, etching and more, the SAA Member Show and Sale will have something for all visitors who are art and nature enthusiasts.

We hope to see you there!

For more information and to see a list of the SAA artists please visit the SAA blog.
(Link below)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sketchbook Confidential 2

Some very fun news!

A while back I was contacted by North Light Books asking me if I would be interested in sharing my private sketches from my sketch book and of course I said yes. The book “Sketchbook Confidential 2: Enter the secret worlds of 41 master artists” is being published this month and I am very honored to have my work included.

Sketchbook Confidential 2:

Enter the secret worlds of 41 master artists

 The book is available now as a pre-order on

This is the second time that North Light Books has included me and my work in one of their books. It is extremely rewarding for me and a testament that when you can’t figure out how to get something done, you go and do some research!

As some of you may know I had a very hard time in college learning how to paint, I could draw but for the life of me could not figure out how to paint. When I got frustrated with the professors I would get in my car and head straight for the bookstore to look at art instruction books. By the time that I graduated from college I probably had purchased most of the art instruction books on the market at that time many of which were North Light Books.

So it is with great humility that I thank North Light Books and the editors Pamela Wissman and Stefanie Laufersweiler, I am honored!

“Master artist”…… that makes me chuckle because I still have a lot to learn!


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Robert did not Disappoint!

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Lovett's Gallery

The "Out on a Whim" show at Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma ends today. The show opened on March 17th with an overwhelmingly enthusiastic opening weekend and a live paint demonstration by Robert and Janice Sugg. Thank you to everyone who came to the opening, paint demonstration and to those of you who have added a piece of original artwork to your collections... ENJOY! 

Waylon Summers, Director of Lovetts Gallery shares his thoughts about the exhibit and Robert's work.

"One of the most rewarding aspects of curating an exhibition is experiencing the growth of the artist and, subsequently, their work.  Out on a Whim was absolutely an exercise in and challenge for growth by both Robert Caldwell and Janice Sugg.  

First, Robert, who has become well established both nationally and in this region of the country, as evidenced by the success of his solo exhibitions and demonstrations in 2010 and 2011, is most recognized for his life-sized realist depictions of birds set in heavily textured environments, mostly works smaller than 20".  However, for Out on a Whim, Robert produced both his largest work to date, "Keystone" at 30" x 40", and, arguably, his most complex, "Feathered Finials" at 24" x 36", representing his most adventurous artistic endeavors to-date.  It is safe to say that Robert did not disappoint.  These works are simply stand out pieces in an already powerful portfolio.

Now, one cannot gloss over the sheer beauty and elegance of Robert's Scissortail, "Shadow" at 18" x 24", or the just simplicity of the more contemporary "Woolaroc Visitor", "Two Right", and "Two Left"...all amazing pieces...but, speaking to the experience of artistic growth, "Keystone" and "Feathered Finials" announce that Robert has hit a new stride!"

Robert brought eight new paintings to Lovetts this year, if you did not have a chance to see them please take a moment to view them below. If you are interested in one of these paintings or any other work by Robert please contact the gallery at 918-664-4732, or Robert at 804-302-4921, about their availability. 

To see more work that is currently available by Robert please visit
or if you are interested in commissioning an original painting by Robert please contact him at 804-302-4921 or by email,


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The other four...

As the end of the exhibit at Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma draws near the end I would like to share the other four paintings that I unveiled at the "Out on a Whim" exhibit. The previous four paintings that were unveiled can be seen on my previous posting, "A Few New Paintings."

Oil on 1/2" prepared maple panel, 9 x 12

Oil on 1/2" prepared maple panel, 30 x 40

Oil on 1/2" prepared maple panel, 8 x 16

Oil on 1/2" prepared maple panel, 24 x 36

The "Out on a Whim" exhibit runs through April 17th at Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for more information about the gallery please visit or contact me at


Thursday, April 5, 2012

A few new paintings!

Recently I unveiled eight new paintings at Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The exhibition was titled "Out on a Whim" which opened on March 17th and  runs through April 17th. I would like to share with a few of those pieces in this posting.

Oil on 1/2 prepared maple panel, 11 x 14

The Twins!
(They were separated at the gallery.)
Oil on 1/2 prepared maple panel, 8 x 10
Oil on 1/2 prepared maple panel, 8 x 10

Oil on 1/2 prepared maple panel, 18 x 24