The World Wide Watercolorist | Richard Schilling | Loveland Painter

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I have just returned from a visit to Grenada in the West Indies.  This island is not overrun with tourists and T-shirt stalls.  The landscape varies from the beautiful Grand Anse and shoreline at St. George’s to a hill top height of 2,750 feet that is covered with exotic flora including many nutmeg trees. . . . it is called the “spice island.”  We found the Caribbean cuisine delightful and unique, the dark skinned people handsome, and weather to be perfect.  There is a subject worthy of painting from any direction one might cast their eyes.  I painted 12 watercolor sketches during my short stay.

I have added a new line of hand-crafted silver jewelry called Richard Schilling Designs.  Many years ago while attending the University of Nebraska I studied silversmithing.  It became a natural adjunct to my practice of dentistry. For many years I cast and fabricated silver and gold jewelry for my friends and family. More recently, I researched the market for Nebraska-themed designs.  Having found none, I introduced a line of pendants using Nebraska and the University as themes for women. Images of these pendants can be found in the Gift Shop.

I traveled to Mexico with several Loveland Rotarian friends in July to provide help and hope to a small community of San Martin in the State of Puebla. We helped create a micro-credit bank that will assist farmers of this poor village to plant commercial crops that will produce income.  A Rotary grant has provided a water line from a distant stream to a “shade house” that produces “Dragon Fruit” (pitahaya).  As my custom, I carry a sketchbook in my backpack wherever I go.  My impromptu sketches were mostly of children.  It was a challenge and good practice for me to try to capture quick-moving subjects.

My third book, “The Forgotten Edge of Russia—A Mission to the “Ends of the Earth” has been released. It is an account of my experiences as a volunteer dentist in the Siberian Arctic.  There, I found myself hostage to constant storms.  Confined to a small room I maintained an optimistic attitude  by painting small watercolors of events happening outside my window. It can be purchased in the Gift Shop or from any book seller.


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Welcome friends to my sketchpad. From time to time I will be posting recent paintings, sketches, tips for creating your travel journal, and posting upcoming events.

I often observe scenes while driving around my neck of the woods, thinking they might make good paintings. It may take months or possibly years, before I become motivated to capture a landscape in watercolor.

Richard Schilling has written best-selling and award winning books that will enrich any reader’s experience. Each book is filled with watercolor sketches and interesting stories. Your book will be autographed and if desired, include your special inscription.

Richard is an artist who depicts natural landscapes and monuments from across the world in an interpretive manner. One of Richard’s passions is to inspire and help others expanded their own horizons through his inspirational watercolor books and captivating paints. You are invited to visit the Gift Shop containing his art, books, and unique silver jewelry.