I went to France for 2 weeks and traveled throughout small villages in Aude region in the southwest area of France. I did about 18 plein air paintings and here is one I did from the market in Limoux. I will do doing a presentation about my trip at the Palos Heights Public Library in fall.. Look for specific details on the library website and mine.
In January 2019, a retrospective show was curated by Maria DeCaprio-Sunta, Robert’s sister. The show featured his paintings, travel journal drawing, photography and graphic design work. The exhibit was held at Moraine Valley Community Collage Fine & Performing Arts Center in the art gallery named after Robert.
Working outdoors is always a challenge due to conditions and changing light. I painted in the oriental section of the gardens on an overcast day but it was not hot so it was very pleasant.
Attended two day workshop in Florida learning how to use alcohol ink, fluid acrylics on yupo paper along with experimental techniques.
I watercolor and one/ink rendering of homes in two sizes 9x12 ($150)and 10x14 ($250) which includes framing. I offer four different wood options. I ask for a couple good photos to work from. I will ship the finished painting to your home. Shipping and packing is an additonal cost..
It was a beautiful weekend (July 29 & 30) for the event and I met a lot of friendly people. The crowds on both days were good and I sold a nice amount of art. I plan on participating next year.
I attended a five-day workshop in Kenosha, Wisc. which focused on portraits using a method that Jean Pederson uses on her paintings to create transparent flesh tones. We also sketched from two models in costume. I completed two pieces and did multiple sketches and the week was intense but very worthwhile.
The Palos Heights Public Library will be receiving a new addition for the children's department. Maria DeCaprio-Sunta has designed a kid-friendly theme for the pony. Pages from children's books have been used to collage the entire body and 12 different characters from famous books have been hand-painted on the body. The pony will be located on the second floor of the library for the children to enjoy.
I attended a four-day workshop in Boynton Beach to learn from master watercolorist, David Daniels. I posted my new pieces in the Watercolor section of my website.
Nice surprise! Received coverage in the Lake Geneva Regional newspaper.
Another great event at Starilne and sold Cabbage, acrylic. I guess I should paint more vegetables...
Had a great evening teach 30 people how to paint the Eiffel Tower. Pictured with Mona Lisa owners, Jill (left) and Wendy (right). Their store is a MUST when visiting Palos Heights.Read More
This is one out of the two pieces that was juried in to the show. It is called Abstraction & Beyond.Read More
The Bond, watercolor, was accepted into the Fourth Fridays event. I was inspired to paint this piece from a statue I saw in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. I was drawn to it and felt i could interpret in watercolor in an interesting way.
My students learned the Uncial alphabet from master calligrapher, April Wilson. They plan on writing a favorite phrase, poem or quote onto a watercolored surface and add a few embellishments. More posts to come.
Opening Reception on June 13, 2014 featuring the work of my students
Employees of the Robert Kendall Salon in Palos Heights showing off their winter landscapes.Read More