6 of Robert's Original Artwork
are for Sale in the Studio Gallery
Paint Bold with Confidence Workshop is perfect for those who feel their work is "too tight" or lacks a clear direction. Bob will demonstrate in acrylics but students are welcome to work in watercolors or oils. If weather permits we will work mostly outdoors, otherwise we will work in the studio.
For over 30 years Bob has developed such a unique approach to creating his magnificent masterpieces that gracefully flow from contemporary realism to a colorful abstraction. You're sure to find a playfulness about his work but don't let that fool you, his knowledge and proficiency is rooted in a highly developed and keen sense of color and design mastery. A signature style that has won him numerous awards, and loved by so many of his fond collectors. colleagues and beloved students.
Bob will shares his signature “fluid” painting method in this 2 day workshop starting with a demo the first morning so students can truly see the full painting process. Including the way he quickly composes a thumbnail sketch as his guide, determines shape and shadow patterns and adds finishing details that bring a fresh and energetic feel to his work.
Bob will demonstrate in acrylics to show the versatility acrylics have to offer from working thin on paper like watercolors to thin applications of paint like oils. Students can work in watercolors, acrylics or oils. This workshop focus less about the materials and more on building the student's confidence through understanding basic and foundational design, color harmony and strong confident brushwork.
Bob has an incredible ability to spontaneously see the big picture and transfer it onto paper by assessing different values and colors to create a painting, not an illustration. Students will learn to take the essence of the subject and transform it into a pleasing painting, while achieving strong, cohesive value patterns with interesting shapes.
Students of all levels, including beginners, will enjoy working with Bob in a structured and accommodating, yet humorous and fun atmosphere. After completing this workshop you approach your next piece with confidence and a clear direction!
"Watching Bob paint a piece from start to finish was so helpful for me. Often times I would abandon a piece because I just didn't know how to finish it. Bob clearly explained the importance of creating interesting shapes and how to tie shapes together - that was a light bulb moment for me!"
Date: Sat - Sun August 3-4, 2019
Location: Linda S. Marino Art Studio and Gallery
Address: 183 Montowese St., Suite G, Branford, CT
Cost: $300 includes gourmet boxed lunch each day
supplies not included. click here for a recommended supplies list. Note for oil painters: supplies and paints are similar to acrylics list, however students must substitute any turps or solvents with Gamsol studio save solvent.
9:00am Saturday Morning meet up at Studio
"I have taken several workshops with Bob and each time I return to the easel after a workshop I can see improvement in how I apply the paint on the canvas and a better overall design. "
Robert Noreika's Bio
Bob is a graduate of Paier School of Art and has been a professional artist for forty years.
A prominent national award winning artist and illustrator, his paintings hang in both corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. In November 2009, the New Britain Museum of American Art acquired for their permanent collection a piece from his "Turtle-esque" series, “Catfish with Turtle”. Bob’s work is also featured in “100 Artists of New England” by Schiffer Publishing. He is represented in numerous galleries and teaches and lectures throughout New England. He has illustrated several children’s books and magazine editorials.
In 2015, Bob became a Signature Member at the American Watercolor Society. Bob is an elected member of the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, the Salmagundi Club, the Lyme Art Association, the Connecticut Watercolor Society, the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts and he is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society. Twice, Bob's work has received awards and selected for the AWS traveling exhibition that toured the country in 2011 and 2013.
Bob’s passion for art is matched by a natural talent to paint a wide variety of subjects, highlighted by expressive coastal scenes, intimate woodland pictorials and street scenes.
Over the past decade, Bob works passionately on large formatted works on both canvas and paper. These studio pieces incorporate his years of observation, rendering and careful studies of aquatic life. This ongoing series is called "Turtle-esque" expressing gestural fluidity in a semi-abstract setting.
Bob lives with his wife Chris in Rocky Hill, CT and their daughter Sarah has completed her graduate studies. When Bob isn't painting or teaching he enjoys fishing, hiking, traveling and reading.
link to Bob's website
Branford, CT 06405
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