If you know Bob, or have followed his art, you would know a person who is always searching and always looking for a better way. He has grown in the world of art because he has little fear of working with new and different ideas. Over the years his subjects have changed, the use of techniques and the pallet has changed, and now his new work is the boldest effort ever. The paintings of the barns as well as the abstract work have taken a turn to a stronger pallet, richer colors, and bolder shapes and forms. Bob puts part of himself in his painting as influenced by 50 years of formal education, a lifetime of painting experience and experimentation.
Many of the Farms, Barns and Landscape work have a childlike appeal and a feeling of fantasy. The technique requires extensive layering using both acrylic oils and oil pastels. The modern work can best be described as Abstract Expressionism. The paintings are filled with emotion, colors that range from muted to bright full and splashing. Most of the work is mixed media with the use of acrylic, oil pastel, tissue and layers and layers of tinting. The paintings are in part done flat to give them time to dry without dripping but much of the work is on the easel helping to bring out areas and push things in a distant soft space with lots of brush work to define areas and shapes.