Photograph of Artist OBERT FITTJE
OBERT FITTJE
Tallahassee, Florida - United States



Original Artworks (20)

Obert Fittje; Golden Orb Redone, 2018, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 I painted the original of this years ago and when going through my collection, I noticed it needed some work. I added some more gold foil around some of the darker spots and varnished the whole thing again. It is simply a golden orb and blade using ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2018
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Moon Bending Over, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a commission from a friend who has a beach house and is always looking for the moon over the Florida beach.  What would it look like if we caught the moon bending over ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2016
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Blade In The Clouds, 2010, Original Mixed Media, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  First, the clouds and sky were painted in using oil paint and then silver gilding was used to create a blade- like object floating in the sky.                ...
Obert Fittje
Original Mixed Media, 2010
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Threshold Of Eternity, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241   This is an abstract pictorial representation of the mystical idea of being on the threshold of eternity.              ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2008
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Light And Water, 2004, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241   This is an abstract landscape of light and water, perhaps some golden trees on the bank of a river.             ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2004
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Emanations, 2003, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is an abstract landscape representing the mystical idea of the Godhead Who emanates out into the world.            ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2003
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Christ And Buddha, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241   This is an image that combines Buddhism and Christianity with the Buddha sitting under the tree meditating and the figure of Christ crucified in the tree/ on the cross.           ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2010
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Golden Birches II, 2014, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  Another title for this work would be Golden Birches Upside Down  My wife prefers this work to be hung upside down from my original intent with the blue water coming up from below.  I think it works both ways.            ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2014
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Golden Birches, 2014, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  There's an old joke about abstract paintings:
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2014
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Primal Eye, 2014, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  This painting was done years ago, but when I checked it recently, the colors had changed over time.  It was originally painted with only black and white paint, but because of the linseed medium to make the paint run, some golden yellow color has emerged over time.  ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2014
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Lilly Of The Nile, 2007, Original Photography Black and White, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is a simple black and white image of a lilly of the Nile blooming in our front yard.  This image has been licensed to Hallmark of England for use in their products in England and Ireland.       ...
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Original Black and White Photograph, 2007
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Bloody War, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241     This is a companion piece to The First Plague of America: Blood and the painting W* A* R.  This painting is intended to be a frightening image of bloody war and represents my feelings about war.      ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2008
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Obert Fittje; W A R, 2013, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241     This is a companion piece to
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2013
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Wounded Autumn II, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241   Inspired by the work of Pollock and a companion piece to Wounded Autumn, this painting was created by first laying down a background of autumn colors.  Then black and white lines were dripped and squirted onto the canvas.    ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2007
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Wounded Autumn, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  Inspired by the work of Pollock, except on a smaller scale, this painting was created by laying down a background of fall autumn colors.  Then black and white lines were dripped and squirted onto the canvas.   ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2006
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Lovers In A Moonlit Sky, 2005, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  This painting wss inspired by the Chagall painting
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2005
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Be Still, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  The inspiration for this work in Monet's
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2010
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Mystic Artist, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  What would a mystic paint if he took up his brushes?  This painting is a symbolic representation of the creative process for the mystic.  The light from above flows into the mind of the mystic creating the inspiration to paint the spiritual image.  This inspiration flows from ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2010
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Obert Fittje; Falling Angels, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241   You either believe that we are risen apes or that we are fallen angels.  In this painting, the mystic in the foreground is able to see angels falling from above to the darkness below.    ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2010
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
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Obert Fittje; The Artist Loves, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  This painting was inspired by a Chagall work.  Represented in this painting are some of the many loves of the artist:  the sun, the sky, clouds, trees, grass, flowers, colors, painting and the Beloved.         ...
Obert Fittje
Original Oil Painting, 2010
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Artist Statement

In addition to the mythology of our culture, we all have certain experiences, expressions and images that have deep personal significance and meaning. These form the foundation of our personal mythology. Some of us have richer and more elaborate personal mythologies than others. Recently I came to the realization that I was mainly painting the images of my own personal mythology. I am self taught as a painter and after painting for eleven years, I consider that to my advantage as the icons of my mythology are rarely something out there in the material world. My paintings lie somewhere between the presence and the absence of an identifiable image. It would have been a waste of time for me to have spent years learning the techniques to make my paintings look realistic because the subjects of my mythology are mostly imaginary. I do not go outside to nature to find the subjects of my paintings, but rather I paint inside using my imagination and the images of my personal mythology. As a retired professional psychologist, I have been trained in the use of projective tests such as the Rorschach Inkblots where the observer is presented with purposely-vague images. The observer makes of it what he or she will and that is how I want others to view my paintings. I make of it an image within the framework of my own personal mythology. Whether it has any meaning to anyone else is to be determined by the observer in ...