Robert W. Schilke is August’s artist at the Waldoboro Public Library with his waterscapes and landscapes gracing the main hall. Schilke’s watercolor style is unique in that he builds watercolors, like in oil painting, to create realistic tones, colors, and detail. His ability to recreate the actual color of the Caribbean Sea is a trademark. Some of his realistic creations look like photographs.
Schilke has also concentrated on watercolor paintings to be different from his friend and mentor, John Stobart, who is a master in oil maritime paintings. They both use similar subjects and locations from their personal travels around the world.
All of Schilke’s work is for sale, and 100 percent of the proceeds from three select pieces will go to benefit the library, which is located at 958 Main St. in Waldoboro. The exhibit will end on Friday, Aug. 31. For more information, call the library at 832-4484.