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Roger Drake

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20130812231009-match30x40_oag
MATCH Acrylic on Canvas 30"x40"
20130812231255-21stcentury16x20_oag
21st Century Acrylic on Canvas 18"x24"
20130812231653-inside16x20_oag
Inside Acrylic on Canvas 18"x24"
20130812231901-toro30x30_oag
TORO Acrylic on Canvas 30"x30"
20130813164800-mw-jar
MW JAR Gouache on Art Board 8"x10"
20130813165355-colt-45
COLT Ink Wash on Art Board 8"x10"
20130813170817-shedaquarium
Shed Aquarium Acrylic on Art Board 8"x10"
20130813171026-glasschicken
Chicken or the Egg Ink Wash on Art Board 8"x10"
20130813171515-twobootspencil
Two Boots Conté Pencil on Colored Paper 8"x10"
20130814195908-girlinshade
Girl in shade Ink on Paper 8"x10"
20130814200113-cosmogirlacrylic
Cosmo Girl Acrylic on Canvas 14"x26"
20130814200317-maralyn
Maralyn Pencil on Paper 8"x10"
20130814200424-lady-f_figure
Lady figure Acrylic on Art Board 8"x10"
20130814200615-maralynconte
Maralyn Conte Conté Pencil on Colored Paper 19"x14"
20130814201107-mercul-lady
mercul Lady Acrylic on Art Board 18"x24"
20130814202324-handspencil
Hands Colored Pencil on Paper 18"x12"
20130814202420-ivytree
Ivy on tree Pencil on Paper 8"x10"
20130814202630-lilies
Lilies Watercolor, Ink 24"x18"
20130814202919-peacockyellowmodelpaste
Peacock Modeling Paste, Acrylic, Paper 12"x18"
20130814203052-naturecolorpecil
Nature Colored Pencil on Paper 8"x10"
20130814203156-tuscanybottle
Tuscany Watercolor, Ink 8"x10"
20130814203351-flowery
Flowery Digital, Color Print 8"x10"
20130814203656-dscf0045
Dream, Horse Swimming Outdoor House Paint on Garage Door
20130814203938-myoflogosm
MY OFFICE logo Acrylic on Art Board 8"x10"
20130814212427-malia-stages
Malia painting in stages Acrylic on Canvas 18"x24"
20130814212531-maliapaintingfinal
Malia Acrylic on Canvas 18"x24"
20130813164223-painterswarm
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Ottawa, Illinois
Lives in
Oakland, California
Tags
figurative, mixed-media, realism, traditional
Rogers' BIO

Painting for me is an adventure full of challenges on my path of self realization. Each image is presented as an emotional vision that luminates from my heart. I find an innate beauty in things that are temporal and unaffected. I use my artwork to create a mood and to tell part of a story. The viewer is allowed to expand and weave an interpretive cumulative response. A watercolor artist at heart, I now work entirely with acrylics on canvas.

I am an advocate of acrylic paint over oil and have extensively experimented with using glazes to get some of the smooth translucent effects achieved with oil paint. I was also inspired by the Old Master Painter, Caravaggio and forms emerging out of darkness. Some of the darker shadows in my paintings required up to seventy-two layers.