Resin, Pastels, & Glass

This month we are looking at an artist who has a breadth of talent that spans from Pastels to reverse painting to 3D Painting. His work is incredible and a lot of fun.

Robert John Ichter’s signature style has developed over an almost thirty-year career in painting. In all of his work, intense competing colors co-exist harmoniously and create a sense of a lush, vibrant, and idyllic natural world. Ichter’s styles and talents are varied, and include work with pastels, watercolors, and acrylic, using mediums such as suede, plexiglass, and 3-dimensional vessels.


Robert is best known for his brilliantly colored, stylized landscapes in pastel on suede. His color-saturated compositions convey his passion for the beauty of nature.

Reverse Acrylics on Plexiglass

Robert has developed his reverse-painting technique on plexiglass over a period of 30 years. Each piece begins as ¼” plexiglass, and through dozens of washes and layers of acrylic paint, takes on the even, slick character of a sheet of brown glass.

Acrylic and Resin 3D Painting

While they may possess the appearance of an actual fish bowl or glass sculpture, these fascinating pieces are in fact composed of layer after layer of paint and resin, stacked in a container, until the accumulated paint resembles a 3-dimensional object.