Rob and his family were once again asked to participate in the Principle Gallery’s annual Small Works Show in Alexandria, Virginia. While the gallery is not having an official “opening” due to covid-19 it will be open for all to see and promises to be a very impressive show! Either view the complete slideshow online or see the show in person in historic Old Town, Alexandria. Follow the family’s work on Instagram at LiberaceArt.

Gallery hours (during covid) are: Monday: 12pm – 5pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 10am – 6pm, Friday & Saturday: 10am – 8pm, Sunday: 11am – 6pm.

Rob’s 6×6″ oil on copper painting of Celia with his “sgraffito” and gilt frame.
Rob’s “Rivals,” oil on panel, 9×12″
Celia’s “Smile,” oil on panel, 10×10″
Lina’s “Spoon on Orange Ribbon,” oil on panel 7×15″

Ava’s “Pelican in Indigo,” blue pencil on paper, 9×12″
Ava’s “Joseph in Ultramarine,” pencil ” 8×10″
Lina’s “Carrot,” oil on panel, 6×18″
Celia’s figure study, graphite on paper, 5×7″
Lina’s “Pear on Blue Ribbon,” 7×16,” oil on panel
Celia’s oil study on panel, 9×12″

View of The Principle Gallery on beautiful King Street near the water in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia (as seen last week while they were putting up the show).

Join Rob this Tuesday for the Sargent Charcoal Portrait Show and Sorolla’s Spanish Society Show in NYC, January 7

Join Rob for a trip to NYC to see John Singer Sargent's Charcoal Portrait show!
Above: Two of Rob’s charcoal portraits inspired by John Singer Sargent. 60 Sargent charcoal drawings will be on exhibit at The Morgan Library and Museum for the show “John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal” only through January 12, 2020.

For anyone in the DC/VA/MD area interested in seeing the John Singer Sargent charcoal show in NYC, and also visiting the Hispanic Society for the recently reopened “Joaquin Sorolla’s Visions of Spain” exhibit, there are seats available on a bus arranged by The Art League. Rob will be leading the group. (No need to be an Art League member).

The trip is in two days, Tuesday, January 7th, and reservations will be taken until 5pm tomorrow. The bus is door to door and is a motorcoach with a restroom. $159 for the day all-inclusive (includes tickets to both events).

See more information and sign up here!

John Singer Sargent Drawing at the Ecole de Beaux-Arts, Paris

While in Paris earlier this month, Rob arranged for The Art League group to see a special collection in the Ecole de Beaux-Arts school gallery. The school’s teaching and influence go back over 350 years. A highlight was seeing this gorgeous study which was drawn by John Singer Sargent while he attended there while studying for Duran. He won a top prize for the drawing in 1877. We also saw the cast he had drawn from (or a copy of it).


Detail of Sargent’s drawing

The actual cast above and a detail of the actual cast below.