Texas Watercolor Artist Robert W. Cook creates realistic paintings that embrace a variety of subjects including urban landscapes, old buildings, classic cars, and serene get-away places to get lost in. Bob is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the Society of Watercolor Artists. His original paintings are usually outdoor settings, old and new architecture, weathered structures, and images that keep us in the present or transport us back to a time long passed. His Corvette and automotive prints tend to make our heart race and bring a feeling of nostalgia. Bob spent his early years in Leawood, Kansas. He attended the Kansas City Art Institute and Baker University, then moved to Clearwater Florida where he spent ten years painting pictures of new structures being built during the building boom there. Finally he has spent the past thirty years in Texas. After forty years and 13,000+ paintings as an architectural illustrator, Bob is now retired, and spends his time in his studio on Lake Granbury, Texas. See more of Robert’s work at: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-robert-cook.html
As a realist, I aim at authenticity. I don’t let anyone pull me off base, as they often try
to do. It’s the little details that make my watercolor paintings appear real! Can you imagine
movie’s like “East of Eden” and “On the Waterfront” with a director void of detail? I always
try for a natural reality with a little “punch” and “snap” thrown in. You can be the lighting
director, set director, and producer of your own movie right there on a piece of paper in your
studio. Every day I know when I get up, go into my studio, I relish in the knowledge that just
having a painting in progress gives me the ultimate sense of comfort and accomplishment.
This painting is a view of Oak Point, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.
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