December 2012 Blog Posts (8)

Individual Styles

Looking round at all the lovely art I find myself feeling a bit discouraged until I realise (again) that we each bring something unique and different to the table. 

The late Margaret Olley (one of Australia's great artists) said that she always tried to put the right kind of feeling into her paintings (me paraphrasing here) i.e. feeling happy, peaceful, etc.  That's an admirable quality and her paintings certainly have a wonderful peaceful feeling about them.  Very comforting.  That…

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Added by Annie Dalton on December 23, 2012 at 4:55 — No Comments

First Blush

"First Blush" 9x16.5" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

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Another cracker of a day along the east…

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Added by Richard Robinson on December 13, 2012 at 17:38 — 5 Comments

Pohutukawa

"Pohutukawa" 11x15" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

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You gotta love summer in New Zealand. Take the grey cloak of winter off and suddenly the beaches turn into dazzling jewels. This Pohutukawa tree was a real challenge today - trying to create…

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Added by Richard Robinson on December 12, 2012 at 16:07 — No Comments

A Quiet Spot

"A Quiet Spot" 7x12" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

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Had a school trip to the beach today and I decided to bring my paints along this time and captured one of the other parents reading a book there. Normally when you start painting people they…

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Added by Richard Robinson on December 10, 2012 at 17:21 — 1 Comment

Working en plein air

5 x 7, oil on panel

Added by Eileen McConkey on December 6, 2012 at 22:29 — No Comments

Smooth Sailing 10x10" Oil on Canvas

"Smooth Sailing" 10x10" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

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Dug out some old photos today and painted this one. Wanted to have something more substantial with crisp edges to paint to contrast all the loose/expressive painting I've been playing…

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Added by Richard Robinson on December 6, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments

Smooth Sailing 10x10" Oil on Canvas

"Smooth Sailing" 10x10" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

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Dug out some old photos today and painted this one. Wanted to have something more substantial with crisp edges to paint to contrast all the loose/expressive painting I've been playing…

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Added by Richard Robinson on December 6, 2012 at 19:58 — 3 Comments

Happy Accident!

"Waipu Cove breakthrough" 9x20" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

 

Gotta love those happy accidents. I was out tutoring a lovely lady today (Hi Jennie), and was about 3 quarters finished my own painting when we both stepped back to take stock of our work. Suddenly a whirling sand dervish appeared and slammed my easel face down in the sand, not even budging…

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Added by Richard Robinson on December 2, 2012 at 19:30 — 7 Comments

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