As my paintings have sold I am continuously thrilled, elated, and honoured to see them leave my home and become the precious property of their new owners. I am especially excited when I happen to see one of my works in someones home that I may not have dealt with for quite some time, and there it is, like a long lost child! Thrilled for it's path and the life it has taken on but also just as thrilled to see it again.
I am not an artist who has kept my own works in a private collection, I have made almost all available for sale, however, I feel it is becoming important for me to retain some just for my self. For my own reflection and reference to the path of my career.
Today I have selected approximately 36 pieces available up until this point, of all levels of quality and detail, both older and recent new releases and effectively removed them from availability. Placed them into my own private collection.
I would also like to say that for me, the only work ethic I know when it comes to painting these paintings that I do is to simply work very hard on them. Where many artists work an hour or two per day on a painting, then set it aside to work on others, it has been my practice to dedicate to one piece and stay with it totally until it's completion. This, in most cases has resulted in working on a particular piece from early each day until late each evening for days in a row. The end result is a quickly finished painting but also an exhausted artist. In this short four years of painting in oils I have also been very quick to release each of my works so that you may have access to them as soon as it is possible. My view of this practice is evolving, after all, I am 50 years old now, not so old but not so young either. I need to and wish to slow down my output and take more time with each canvas. In this respect I will be doing just that. I strive through this to produce even better works with more emotion, more creative approach and more inspiration. I look forward to releasing new and even more exciting paintings in the near future, just not as frequently.
Thank you sincerely for your understanding and may you continue to enjoy the works still available on the "Currently Available" page of www.robertmcaffee.com
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The Artists Journey
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This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.