December 2013 Blog Posts (8)

Painting from a photo

"Evening Gold" 13x15" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

Photo by John Warren at http://paintmyphoto.ning.com/photo/whitby-lass…

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Added by Richard Robinson on December 31, 2013 at 11:49 — 7 Comments

Glycerin makes acrylic paint not dry fast

Glycerin makes acrylic paint not dry fast, I bought a bottle in pharmacy glycerin to mix with acrylic paint not dry it. Richard and friends, have you tested it?

Added by Renan Ritter on December 27, 2013 at 14:32 — 1 Comment

Finding Purpose in Painting

Hi Richard, I enjoyed your post on this subject. The thing is, I have a lot of passion when it comes to painting; love the act of painting. But what to do with all these canvases? That is the hard part! I don't know what percentage of time you put into marketing, but the idea of that seems to take the wind out of my sails.. I am not sure how much time I want to spend marketing my work so it doesn't stack up in my garage. Any ideas about this dilemma ?

Added by Connie Rodriguez on December 25, 2013 at 7:03 — 1 Comment

Introduction

Hi Everyone. I am so glad I found this site. I am a novice artist with only taking up the paint brush just over 18 months ago. I have had little experience and I am so looking forward to my new adventure into the art world. I started painting as a welcome relief from the care giving role I have for my husband who developed Early Onset Alzheimers 3 years ago. Thanks to Richard and Diana Moore and the art class I have now also started drawing. The only regrets I have are that I never had the…

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Added by Glenis Davies on December 16, 2013 at 12:58 — 2 Comments

Painting Taranaki

"Taranaki" 14.5x25" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson (Studio Painting).

A commissioned piece for a wedding. Lots of fun. Again with the washes of Water Mixable Oils to start with and then layering on the thick paint, most with walnut oil as the…

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Added by Richard Robinson on December 13, 2013 at 19:30 — 6 Comments

Rosies Shed

"Rosies Shed" Oil in Canvas by Richard Robinson (plein air)…

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Added by Richard Robinson on December 9, 2013 at 18:31 — 7 Comments

Cracking the Water Mixable Oils

"The Lupins Out The Back" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

Starting to get the hang of these water soluble oils. Laying down very watery washes to begin with makes for easier painting on top. Most previous paintings have been attempted over an oily base which makes it difficult to paint over and the paint doesn't stick so well to an oily surface.…

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Added by Richard Robinson on December 7, 2013 at 17:46 — 10 Comments

Painting trip in Glenorchy

"Out to Pasture" Oil on Canvas 14x14" by Richard Robinson (plein air)…

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Added by Richard Robinson on December 6, 2013 at 21:39 — 8 Comments

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