December 2009 Blog Posts (3)

My first oil painting

My first oil painting at age 14 - "Crap no.1" - 6x8"



Thought you might like to see this and be encouraged - I often wonder how great artist's first paintings looked. I'm not saying I'm a great artist, but I can certainly see the improvement that practice has made. This painting was made from copying an old black and… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on December 28, 2009 at 11:59 — 4 Comments

How do you make it glow?



Hi All, just got this interesting question from Robin in Hawaii...



Hi, I just ordered your cd's and I am very excited. I have been painting for about 12 years and I am still trying to get that glow of light. Do you under paint your canvas? What color and do you leave an area white where you want the light? Thanks for your time.

Aloha, Robin… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on December 22, 2009 at 9:47 — 2 Comments

So what do I know about color?



It's what I've been asking myself for over a year now working on this Mastering Color course. Well I feel like it's all coming together in the latest chapter I've just finished - Chapter 5 "Mixing Color". I'm always a bit nervous when I release a new lesson - never sure if it's going to be… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on December 14, 2009 at 14:18 — No Comments

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