Robert Sherrill

Oak Composition - Oil

Around the turn of last century, Painting began to lose ground to Commercial Arts, Photography, and Movies. Painters began searching for new ways to express what only paint could do. Paint became more available and a feverish exploration arose in the form of many different movements. Impressionism, Expressionism, Abstraction, and Pop name only a few. They traveled the world and examined history in depth, so their work would embody many cultures and styles. Since then, Painting has been wide open. Today, many painters are well versed in Traditional methods, paying tribute to the past, while blending them with Modern ideas, looking forward....Tactile images that force the viewer to realize the paint surface and still lose them into the image portrayed. Nothing is as raw and basic and subtle as the organic substance called PAINT. Surface Texture shows off the quality of Paint. It communicates the mood of the Painter while maintaining it's own character. The duty of the Painter is to respect the Image and the Paint.........

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