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Presenting "Out of the Darkness"

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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.

Back to Work

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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!

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 ar

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 http://www.sewe.com/

Society of Animal Artist

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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. http://www.societyofanimalartists.com/index.html

Print Release: 2.11.08

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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 robert@rlcaldwell.com (framed and double matted)

Presenting "Pin Oak Perch, House Finch"

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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