Fire is critical but must be controlled. Ice is a basic important element.Both fire and ice are required for life on this planet. I wanted to depict this through contrasting colors and movement within the piece.
This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes ready to hang.
After painting for years out of the family room of his home, Robert took the plunge and built an addition to his home for proper studio space. He works in two very different styles, producing both color-blocked abstracts and realist landscapes. Robert begins each painting by creating a thumbnail value sketch to establish a composition. Each piece reflects his mood, but whether energetic or placid, the colors must always be harmonious. Robert’s technique uses mostly brushes with the occasional addition of palette knives to create subtle surface texture.