April 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Finding your own painting style

Had an interesting question from someone today about finding their own style. Thought you might like to read some thoughts on it...



QUESTION:

"Hi Richard, I'm an artist living and working in London. I have been hoping to 'find my own style' recently. Yet I've been frightened to 'let go' as it were. Do you have any advice with this?"



ANSWER:

"Your question's a tricky one - better discussed over a coffee in front of the easel I think. Everyone's different so I can only… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on April 21, 2010 at 10:29 — 1 Comment

Letter to the Student of Painting

I just came across this letter from painter Charles Philip Brooks who runs a

teaching studio in North Carolina. He focuses on the American Tonalist

and Impressionist schools of painting. Recently he sent a letter he'd

written for his student Laurie Gayle to Artist Robert Genn, who released

it on his blog today. It is so beautiful and inspiring I thought you might

like to read it too...



"Letter to the Student of Painting"



"Your day contains a great… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on April 10, 2010 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Workshop in Wanaka coming soon





Hi All, will be heading down to Wanaka for a few weeks in May for lots of outdoor painting (OH YEAH!!!) and am starting to organize a workshop down there. Here's the page with the info:



http://www.livepaintinglessons.com/workshop_wanaka.php



Let me know asap if you can join me - there's a limit of 12 people.



Oh and if you hadn't heard yet, chapter… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on April 9, 2010 at 11:03 — No Comments

Squinting and Defocusing

Hi All,

Just got one of those funny emails people send around. Usually I don't bother with them because I'm so busy, but this one actually caught my eye because...





... the email said "When you look at this picture you see it's Albert Einstein....But if you stand 15 feet away it will become Marilyn Monroe."



Being an artist who already knows the… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on April 5, 2010 at 19:34 — No Comments

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