Robert Bechtle oil on canvas. Bechtle has focused our attention on the everyday. Working in a sun-bleached color palette and photorealist style, Bechtle gives us a quiet Americana: street-scapes, family scenes, portraits of cars. Bechtle works from photographs of familiar subjects (his family and home, for example), creating a record of a precise moment while withholding just enough detail to remain painterly. The result is an uncanny reflection of middle-class American culture.
"GREEN DOOR GEOMETRY" - a partial view of Carl Lockhart home stead on Alice Road, Gilmer Co., WV. Won 1st place in the Biannual WV Guild Juried Exhibition and later sold during its showing in an International Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Exhibition to a private collector