Robert Bohle, abstract expressionist

Welcome to my world. I paint to see what will happen: it is an act of discovery for me. When I begin a painting I rarely know what it will look like when I am finished. It is hard enough to know when I am finished with a painting. Period. I prefer non-representational art because I want viewers to react to the painting as they experience it, as they see and interpret it. Representational art carries with it too much “baggage,” if you will. I want viewers to get something from the emotions I put INto the paintings, from the colors, the texture of the paint, and how everything interacts.

If you want some original abstract art for your office or home walls, check out my growing list of paintings in the Gallery below or contact me regarding your special request. It is less expensive than you think to get original art.

You may either pick from the gallery shown here or you may commission something, a subject or a painting from a photo you send me. Please contact me at rb@robertbohle.com for price discussion and anything else you may want to know about. You simply CANNOT buy original abstract art cheaper than this. Who wants cheapie prints on the wall when you can get original art for these prices? Click on the image for a larger version. Unframed MSRP listed. Each canvas has either painted black sides or a rudimentary black frame. Your choice. Framed or unframed. Price includes shipping. I’ll knock some dollars off if you come by my home studio to pick up.

Magenta. This is my work-through in the cool color spectrum. That's magenta on the left. Looks like eggplant to me. Acrylic. 16x12. $50.
Magenta. This is my work-through in the cool color spectrum. That’s magenta on the left. Looks like eggplant to me. Acrylic. 16×12. $90.
Orange
Orange. On this one, the orange in the lower left corner is what I see first, thus the name. Acrylic. 16×12. $90.
Homage
Homage;. This is my rendition of Jackson Pollock's "action painting" technique, with dribbles of paint, some mixed with clear tar gel and some with a gloss glaze. It's fun, though probably not for me. acrylic. 48×36. $175.
Blend
Blend. This one of my smaller series of painting. I tried a blend with a wet brush. I always paint left to right, but for this one, I went right to left. Acrylic. 16×12. $90.
different
Different. Now for something completely different…. Acrylic. 12×12. $90
Square
Square. Still trying to master my purples. Is the color on the left too dark, especially compared to the yellow? Acrylic. 12×12 SOLD!
Number 1. The stuff I see in my own paintings! Here I see the number 1. Do you see it?
Number 1. The stuff I see in my own paintings! Here I see the number 1. Do you see it? Acrylic. 12×12. SOLD!
BlueFrame I glued some rice paper to the center of this canvas and the sprayed it heavily with water to make the paper deform into interesting patterns. Then I dripped on some liquid acrylics in the only colors I had. The colors really ran together. I thought it was too much so I palette knifed in some white and some gray, and blue and pink dribbles. 18x25. $50.
BlueFrame I glued some rice paper to the center of this canvas and the sprayed it heavily with water to make the paper deform into interesting patterns. Then I dripped on some liquid acrylics in the only colors I had. The colors really ran together. I thought it was too much so I palette knifed in some white and some gray and blue and pink dribbles. 18×25. $90.
Transformaions and Declarations.
Transformations and Declarations. This refers to the transformations you can achieve by declaring that they will happen. They won’t happen without saying out loud they will. Acrylic. 16×20 $125.
Rackets
Rackets. This piece reflects the games people play, especially when they are trying to manipulate someone to get what they want or when they claim themselves to be always right. Acrylic. 20×16. $125.
Stories
Stories. This painting represents the stories we tell about things that happen to us. We should be paying attention to what really happened, not to our stories. Acrylic. 20×16. $150.
Crazy
Crazy. This painting reminds me of being unsettled and unsure of yourself. The colors are a little jarring. 18×24. $125.
dots
5 Dots. A non-representational painting done using paper towels to add a bit of texture. Accrylic. 24×18. $90
lava
Lava. I have decided to work on some pure, non-representational art for a while. This seems to glow from inside, thus the title. Acrylic. 24X18. $100.
B-man
B-man. For some unknown reason, the color in the upper right comes across as a bearded man to me. Now I can’t un-see it. Acrylic. 18×24. $150.
Redtop
Redtop. The red swatch of paint at the top really stands out to me, I really need to try some of these with a more pastel color palette. Acrylic. 18×24. $150.
breakthrough
Breakthrough. This painting represents the breaking through of your true personality from the gray and banal to the Authentic you. Acrylic. 24×36. NFS
Decision or Choice?
Decision or Choice?The almost painful to look at background is being subdued by the many dotted lines (applied with a string), which represent decisions or choices you have available to you once you become truly Authentic. Acrylic. 20×16. $90.
breakthrough2
Breakthrough 2. The second in the Breakthrough series, which is being painted to represent each person’s breakthrough moments in life. The gray below represents unfulfilled potential and the colors above represent a successful foray into positivity. Acrylic. 24×36. $150
breakthrough2
Breakthrough 2 is a bit different in that it consists of two canvases, the smaller one glued onto the larger. The smaller canvas provides a 3-D effect while giving me the opportunity to mix “sculpture” with painting. This is a closer look at the edge of the smaller. Does it work or not?
LG
Untitled. My attempt at an abstract portrait. Painting people is harder than I thought, at least if you want the subject to look like the subject. I used some of the smallest brushes ever. Usually, I stick to 3-5-inch brushes! Acrylic. 16×20. $90.
redrover
Red Rover. For this painting, I set it on edge and released a bit of pouring medium down the canvas and followed immediately with some liquidy paint. I did not move the canvas at all. Those direction changes by the rivulets were on their own. Acrylic. 36×48. $150.
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Boogie Woogie. I made this one by putting drops of color into some pouring medium in a bowl, then pouring it onto the canvas. Then I picked up the canvas to get the paint to run downhill in little rivulets. Fun! Acrylic. 16×20. $90.
A closeup of Boogie Woogie shows the hardened pouring medium.
A closeup of Boogie Woogie shows the hardened pouring medium.
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Orangish. I used a dry brush, which I only dab on a paper towel between colors. That helps to create interesting color mixes. Then I added some drips, squirts and drops of color. Acrylic. 48×36. $200
3yellow
Three Yellow. Finally completed this 60×48-inch canvas, the largest I have ever painted. Hard to tell when I was finished with it, but I am now. 60×48. Acrylic. $250.
palette
Palette. This is an example of what I call a concept painting, in that the thought or approach to the piece is an important aspect of the final product. Note the brush and palette knife. The chalk sketch lines of the background are meant to be just that. Also note how the palette bleeds color onto the painting surface. Acrylic, mixed media. 18×24. $75
Farmington River Bridge.This covered bridge goes over the Farmington not far from where my older son lives in Connecticut. I simply had to try painting it. 24x18. $150
Farmington River Bridge.This covered bridge goes over the Farmington not far from where my older son lives in Connecticut. I simply had to try painting it. Acrylic. 24×18. NFS
sun eye
Sun Eye. A friend wanted paintings with warmer colors in it. I realized I was spending a lot of time on the cool end of the color spectrum. So I gave her this one. Acrylic. 16×20. $90.
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Fruit Bowl. This piece, it seems to me, has colors that are most edible. Used water for some of the effects. What fruits and vegetables to you see? 16×20. Acrylic. $90.
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Sky. This diptych is meant to be framed separately and displayed horizontally, but, hey, hang them however you wish. My painting mentor told me it was Rothko-esque. After I hit the internet, I agreed in approach. I don’t pretend to his work at all. Acrylic. 16X24 (both). $90 (for both!)

fire
 

ice
Fire and Ice. This diptych has what is called “crackle paste” medium on the bottom of each piece. The cracks were formed as the paste dried. Acrylic. (NFS).

pink abstract
Pink. A color experiment that ended up being a bit too cool for what I wanted. The pink didn’t help. It amazes me how paintings just happen…. Acrylic. NFS
This seascape is of the Gulf of Mexico off Naples, FL. A storm was a-brewin'.
This seascape is of the Gulf of Mexico off Naples, FL. A storm was a-brewin’. SOLD
boats SOLD!
The person who bought this one likened the style to Edward Hopper or David Hockney. I think she is probably right, though I didn’t think about either as I was painting it. I am going to try some more, however. SOLD
guitar
(Commissioned — not for sale)The guitar is the instrument of a country singer who lives in Lower Alabama. It is not meant to be representational. And as part of the background is impinging on the guitar, it is definitely part of the painting. (Acrylics, abstract)