Rod Chase
ROD CHASE ART
Landscape
Artwork

Rod Chase is known to his collectors for painting photo realism at its finest. He takes hundreds of photographs of each of his subjects, combining them with historical photographs, to produce a timeless quality in each of his works.  "Being a photo-realist, I am dependent on finding accurate reference material for each painting."

Rod Chase spent a week photographing Washington's landmarks, including The White House, The Capital and the Supreme Court building among others.  Rising early each day, he photographed the dramatic light of sunrise, and late in the day he revisited several sites to capture the soft, moody glow of twilight.  The resulting paintings are a combination of his research and the artist's unique ability to lend drama & simple elegance to his subjects.  The Foundations of Freedom series was created in this manner over the past year & a half.

Biography continued below.....

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Morning on the Grand Canal
Morning on the Grand Canal
Notre Dame de Paris
Notre Dame de Paris
Trattoria Sempione
Trattoria Sempione
Rialto Bridge - Venice
Rialto Bridge - Venice
Paris Memories
Paris Memories
Alamo at Night
Alamo at Night
University of Texas Tower No 1
University of Texas Tower
Texas Capitol at Night
Texas Capitol at Night
Florence - Jewel of the Renaissance
Florence - Jewel of the Renaissance
Amalfi Lights
Amalfi Lights
Venice Reflections
Venice Reflections
The Peace of Venice
The Peace of Venice
Tuscan Fountain
Tuscan Fountain
Tuscan Tower
Tuscan Tower
Evening Gondoliers
Evening Gondoliers
Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco
The Charm of Italy
The Charm of Italy
Bolzonella
Bolzonella
TEXAS CAPITOL

Texas Capitol
The Alamo
The Alamo
GLORIA DI MARIA
Gloria di Maria
Honored Glory
Honored Glory
PILLARS OF FREEDOM

Pillars of Freedom
HILLS OF CHIANTI
Hills of Chianti

HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
Holiday in the Park

Blakemore Vale
Blakemore Vale
We the People
We the People
A BEACON OF HOPE
A Beacon of Hope
VIA DEL AMORE
Via Del Amore
Mists of Morning
 
Mists of Morning
EVENING IN VENICE
Evening in Venice
WINTERS EVE
Winters Eve
The Glory of San Pietro
The Glory of San Pietro
 OLD GLORY
Old Glory
CITY LIGHTS
City Lights
Jeffersons Monticello
Jeffersons Monticello
The Grand Lady
The Grand Lady
Twilight in Central Park
Twilight in Central Park
LAND OF LIBERTY
Land of Liberty 
LAND OF THE FREE
Land of the Free
AMERICA, AMERICA
America America
DAWNS EARLY LIGHT
Dawns Early Light
A Grateful Nation
A Grateful Nation
Evening on the Hill
Evening on the Hill
MAGINIFICENT DESTINY
Magnificent Destiny
 LINE OF DUTY
Line of Duty
JUSTICE FOR ALL
Justice for All
LIBERTYS LIGHT
Libertys Light
Americas Home
America's Home
Picturing the Past Austin Texas
Picturing the Past - Austin, Texas


Biography Continued:

While the painting is based on a single black and white photo, hundreds of additional photographs are used to help determine color and create additional detail.

Rod Chasedivides the painting into small sections, bringing each area to a finish before proceeding to the next. The acrylic paint is applied in thin layers so as to leave no visible brushstrokes. Occasionally, he uses an Iwata airbrush to soften the sky.  Each painting usually takes two months of full time work to complete.

Born and raised in Canada. After marrying a native Texan, he moved to the United States. He and his wife, Debbie, have five children. The family recently moved from the Houston area to the Texas Hill Country. In 1999, he became a United States citizen.