When I started trying to promote my own artwork online I kept coming across other people's art that amazed or compelled me in one way or another. This blog has been a way for me to practice thinking and writing about art, as well as learning more about my peers and all the incredible art that is being made out there.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Peter Rotter

Deep Snow 48×60 Oil on Canvas 2009

Untitled 36×48 Oil on Canvas 2010

Lookin Up 30×60 Oil on Canvas, 2010

Wet Spring 36×54 Oil on Canvas, 2008

White Out 40×60 Oil on Canvas 2010
Peter Rotter is another realist painter. His love of the land is immediately clear; more specifically the landscapes of norther Ontario. His compositions are simple and formal with an almost graphic impact. He often focuses in on the textures of trees and foliage that pushes the work toward abstraction. His paintings are based on photographs that are then translated to canvas in his Toronto studio. One can surmise that the painter has a keen photographic eye as well, and it would be interesting to see the  photos next to the finished art. One of his greatest strengths beyond the obvious technical expertise is an ability to peer into his subject matter rather than merely at it.
See more at his website: www.peterrotter.com

I came across his work on the now defunct and much missed paintblog.ca which is still available to troll through if your looking for more art.


  1. I am interested in how this works, can you explain what to use to makean absorbing top coat and one that the oil paint stays on surface. When you use the acrylic gel medium, which ones do what? Thank you for this blog.


  2. Jack, I personally have no idea. You should contact the artist. Most artists are more than willing to answer questions and there is contact info on his website. Glad you like the blog!

  3. That's a lovely art style. Peter Rotter is really an excellent painter. The textures of trees and foliage are looking so amazing. Thanks for showing these wonderful pictures.