January 2009 Blog Posts (7)

Big Day Out at Langs Beach



Plein Air Oil Painting at Langs Beach, Northland, New Zealand...



What I beautiful day we just had! It could not have been more perfect at Langs Beach today. Just have a look at the video to see for yourself. Unfortunately not as many painters showed up as I had hoped - I will have to give you all more notice next time I do this.… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on January 25, 2009 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Water Lillies Progress

From the onsite painting sketch, then the studio study, now I'm designing the finished painting. I've been studying Monet's Water Lilly series at the same time as I have been building the next MasterClass lesson on colour and building 'The Ultimate Artist's Tool'. The new things I am learning from my studies are starting to… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on January 22, 2009 at 16:30 — No Comments

Painter's BIG DAY Out!



All Artists and Art Lovers are invited to join us for a fun day of painting outdoors at Langs Beach on Saturday the 24th January 2009.



If you haven't tried outdoor or 'plein air' painting before you will find it very challenging and rewarding, as all the great painters have.



Come and enjoy the company of other artists or simply come to enjoy the spectacle of dozens of painters creating unique art from the same… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on January 20, 2009 at 12:29 — No Comments

Latest Lesson Ready for Download

Get the download here: Mt Manaia Lesson



Finally managed to get this file small enough for download which means you can get it for $15 now instead of the $35 for the dvd. Lots of info in this one - it's 60 minutes long - twice the length of the previous lessons. Haven't heard any feedback on this lesson yet because it's so new. Would you like to be the first to comment?… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on January 17, 2009 at 9:17 — 6 Comments

Finding Painting Inspiration

I was out sailing on the Pacific yesterday dwelling on the subject of passion. If passion is the wind that fills your sails and gets you moving, inspiration is the rudder which uses that power in a useful direction. Without direction to our passion it's easy to just sail around in circles. Here's some tips on finding inspiration:



1. Re-evaluate. Look at your latest works and notes to see where you have come to and try to recapture your previous notions of where you were… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on January 14, 2009 at 9:07 — No Comments

Commission - Day 7

Today the poetry went on painstakingly slowly with a tiny brush, I played with the inset sunset photo - adding deeper glazes and some layers of complementary colours to enrich it's palette and darken it at the same time. A hawk and a few other little details went in as well (a skink on the cabbage tree trunk and a tui in the… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on January 7, 2009 at 15:30 — 6 Comments

Commission - Day 6

Painted the two insert paintings and the dead tree in the foreground today. I always enjoy these little paintings as they're so quick to make and alter you can play with ideas much more easily than with a large piece. I might yet glaze over the sunrise painting when it is dry to tone it down a bit, but will wait till the poetry is painted on before I make that decision. The other little painting was a real joy to paint as I again took my artistic… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on January 3, 2009 at 17:00 — 2 Comments

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