Robert Smiddy


My challenges

I chose this title for this portfolio because in all honesty I haven't been painting for very long and I am learning as I go. I see something that either catches my eye or that poses a challenge for me and suddenly I am drawn to paint it on canvas. I guess you could say that I have an extreme desire to capture a painting and make it as realistic as possible. I actually seek to initiate the controversy on whether a painting is a photograph or not. Nevertheless, I am trying and hope to one day produce such an achievement.

Welcoming Shadows “Welcoming Shadows”

Oil on canvas 16 x 20
Inspiration from a Bob Ross painting

On the hunt “On the hunt”

24 x 36 oil on stretch canvas

Playful dolphins “Playful dolphins”

oil on stretch canvas 24 x 36

Locked in “Locked in”

oil on canvas board 14 x 30

Do not disturb “Do not disturb”

oil on canvas board 16 x 20

Staying cool “Staying cool”

oil on canvas board 16 x 20