Robert Whiting ~ Oil Paintings

Robert Whiting
105 Holmes Road
Argyle NY 12809
Phone (518) 307-2533

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My artistic goal in my tromp l’oeil work is to create greater illusions, reflecting more current themes while paying homage to the old masters. The objective is not only to deceive the viewer but to also entertain them with subtle humor and sometimes glimpses into my life. I will occasionally incorporate my image in a reflection, include family members names carved into woodwork, or animate one of the subjects in the work. Sometimes it’s so subtle that it’s easily missed.

The work of so many artists have greatly influenced the direction of my work. I have endeavored to combine my love of the landscape paintings by Thomas Cole, Fredrick Church, and Asher Durand and the figurative works by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Jean Leon Gerome and Thomas Eakins in each piece of art that I create.
The tromp l’oeil work is created beginning with a detailed grisaille underpainting and then applying a series of glazes to accomplish the desired effect. While my landscapes are quite detailed I employ a more indirect approach to creating works more closely related to the work of the Flemish painters.

Robert Whiting was born and raised in Glens Falls NY. He studied Graphic Arts at Farmingdale University and attended Empire State College Independent Studies program.
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The paintings of the early Flemish painters Pieter Bruegel, Jan Van Eyck, and Hieronymus Bosch started him on his artistic journey by introducing him to the vivid color and glazing techniques employed by these Masters.  Neoclassic art provided him with a solid foundation for realism with the work of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Jean Leon Gerome and Thomas Eakins. 

Having gown up in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains Robert’s landscape paintings are influenced by Albert Bierstadt, Sanford Gifford and Jasper Cropsey. Their work had an impact on the romantic style Whiting’s landscape paintings have taken.
Mr. Whiting’s excellent draftsmanship along with his understanding of composition and tonal balance has brought him much success in his work.  The work is collected nationwide and many of his patrons have extensive collections of his art.

Robert’s artwork has been included in many exhibitions of the American Artists Professional League as well as several local and solo and group exhibits.

He currently shares studio space with his wife Susan Bayard Whiting in Argyle NY. 

"Adirondack Memories"

Robert is a member and president of the prestigious PDGAOA
*American League of Artists
*Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC)
*Chaffe Art Center
*Soutern Vermont Art Center
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