Back Oil Paintings
Thomas H. Roberts
(c) 2005


8marchsunrise.jpg (297050 bytes)
Image: 20"x16"
8sunrise.jpg (331617 bytes)
Image: 12"x9"
boys2_painting.jpg (26404 bytes)
sunrise mara's place.jpg (183672 bytes)
Image: 15"x30"
mara's place 3.jpg (314442 bytes)
Image: 16"x20"
country art.jpg (289861 bytes)
Image: 16"x20"
I enjoy the style of the impressionists, who did not strive to paint images with the "realism" that one might expect from a camera, but painted with quick stokes with a brush loaded with vibrant and often unmixed colors, leaving it to the viewer’s eye to mix the colors and stokes, to create a notion of a specific and fleeting moment of time colored by both the painter and viewer’s impressions. Unlike many impressionists and modern artists, I do not agree that reality is subjective, being defined by what the individual sees. Truth is not subjective, yet personal and subjective sensations and perceptions are varied and reflect our creative individuality given to us by the Master Creator. The paintings are not an "exact" reproduction of an object for its own sake. We create because we are created. The Creator is the benchmark for truth–we all see reflections of that truth. Theologians call that common grace. The Heavens do declare the glory of God. I feel his pleasure when I create. ----  Thomas H. Roberts




Emerald Island.JPG (58396 bytes) James River Study.jpg (484905 bytes)
Image 7"x5"
isaac1.jpg (342334 bytes)

Image 12"x9"

Isaac Swinging.JPG (201069 bytes) David at Beach.JPG (46493 bytes) Shari's Beach.JPG (58481 bytes)
Sunset Beach.JPG (57399 bytes) Picture for Kitty.JPG (36528 bytes)
james river 7 sm.jpg (97404 bytes) james river 1 sm.jpg (112648 bytes) Low Dogwoods.JPG (114440 bytes)
thomasville stream sm.jpg (106259 bytes) Thomasville.JPG (89541 bytes) Lewis Ginter Gardens.JPG (94404 bytes)
dad1.jpg (549064 bytes) new england winter sm.jpg (99608 bytes)
Image: 16"x20"
woods.jpg (92472 bytes)
enlish drive sm.jpg (42117 bytes) Ocean City Back Bay.JPG (32141 bytes)
Salisbury Beach II.JPG (83503 bytes) Salisbury Lake Swimming.JPG (64357 bytes) salisbury lake 3 sm.jpg (88784 bytes)
Back Yard Garden.JPG (103730 bytes) Back Yard Lillies.JPG (74542 bytes) Front Yard.JPG (58007 bytes)
Image: 12"x9"
Phil's Barn.JPG (74950 bytes) Phil's Pasture.JPG (80740 bytes)  
wpe1E.jpg (36107 bytes) misquito point.JPG (61098 bytes) robinsons creek crabbing sm.jpg (96540 bytes)
(watercolor below)
snow.jpg (32025 bytes) southern slopes.JPG (62097 bytes) studying.jpg (50484 bytes)
Jimmys Market.JPG (68705 bytes) wpe1B.jpg (30448 bytes) More
Pastel Sketches below
pastel stream.jpg (195952 bytes) pastel1.jpg (338319 bytes)