Title: July in Portofino
Weight: 6.0 lbs.
July in Portofino conveys the sunlit charm of the famous Italian seaside town. This award winning original oil painting for sale features the warm colors of the waterfront shops, hotels and restaurants as they stand quietly behind the activity of the boats in the harbor.
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R. W. "Bob" Goetting is a third generation Californian born in Sacramento who has painted scenes primarily from California, France and Italy for nearly 30 years. He has studied the work of the masters in the galleries and museums of London, Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Florence and Rome. He has exhibited his work in various galleries and shows in the San Joaquin Valley and the central California coast area. His work is in collections from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Amsterdam.
I work to capture a feeling, a state of mind, an environment. Using both direct and indirect painting techniques, I develop a surface consistence that is in many cases just as much fun to look at as the colors used. Typically my canvases have an evolved, tactile prominence; layers of color and texture, and yet still maintain a balance between structure and sponteneity. My work has an exuberant, sometimes rustic feel to it, which makes it easy to recognize by those who collect it or are familiar with it. It is this individualistic quality that I strive to achieve.
I have formal college art education but I am largely self-taught. I have an extensive art library covering art from ancient times forward, and I have studied the works of masters in California, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Florence, Madrid and Rome.
Featured artist Bridge Street Gallery Cambria California,2006, solo show Castoro Winery 2007,solo artist Downtown Club Fresno California 2008, year long solo show Maloy Oneil Winery 2008, gallery representation Gallery Embarcadero in Morro Bay California 2007 through 2010. Numerous awards from 2006 to present including 1st,2nd and 3rd places in the same show. 1st places, Best of Show, Judges Choice from shows in Springville, Porterville, Visalia, Fresno and Paso Robles California.
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