Saturday, September 5, 2015

30 in 30 - Focus on Light

Looking for the Light
Oil on Gessoboard

Sometimes it's hard to paint...and even harder to put things into words.

My good friend, a wonderful artist named Bob Raser -  left us this past Saturday,  after seemingly having cancer successfully removed and on the way to recovery and a normal life, before a sudden stroke changed was a devastating turn-of-events.  My heart goes out to all his family and friends!

I wanted to take the opportunity to share the joy of knowing him with you, in order that whomever might read my blog, will be up-lifted by the enthusiasm with which he lived life!

I will miss his voice, his smile and his wonderful energy!  As Maya Angelou so profoundly said:
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." 

He always made me feel better!

You can see more of his paintings following the link to his website. They are filled with optimism and sunlight, much like his personality".

He also made these wonderful video "ART SELFIES".   Here's a link to one of them.

Keep Creating!  And a big Happy Birthday to my mom!!!


  1. What a loss of energy and enthusiasm! I watched his video about the Hopper tour. Great stuff! I know several artists going to Monhegan this week, I am sure Bob would have made their trip go up a notch! Sorry for your loss and thank you for sharing some of his treasures!

    1. Kaethe,
      I'm so glad you watched the video!! He was so engaging and informative with his videos! Bob was looking forward to going painting with Tim Horn in Monhegan this week. It might be the same group. Such a big loss! I'm so sad he's not able to go.


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