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"Songs To Paint By" is Award-Winning!

I'm happy to announce that my newest CD, "Songs To Paint By," is officially an Award-Winning CD! The track, "The Color of Groove," won FIRST PLACE in the 28th annual Dallas Songwriters Assn song contest.

Only one thing to say: Groovy! Oh, and that you check it out at…


Added by Lanny Sherwin on December 11, 2015 at 13:06 — 3 Comments

Painting Flowers

This month we're starting to paint flowers in the monthly online workshop. We're starting off nice and slow with a single yellow rose and the next 3 months will continue with flowers getting progressively more complex. So if you want to start painting flowers now is a great time to start. Mind you the demo video will always be available so you can start…


Added by Richard Robinson on December 1, 2015 at 14:19 — 4 Comments

What kind of Canvas do you paint on?

Hi Richard,

I see you tearing off the masking tape of your finished painting.  Do you paint on canvas board, unframed canvas, linen or birch plywood?  It looks like when I do a watercolor painting I size the paper first then tape it to my board after stretching the wet paper.

For oil painting I use a stretched canvas on a frame or paint on birch plywood.  Neither of these needs to be attached to a board.

I'm sure the answer is somewhere in one of…


Added by Annie Bowie on November 29, 2015 at 6:31 — 1 Comment

Just like to say Hello!!

It has been far too long since I have been among you guys painting and have missed it.  Life goes past too fast!  It does not seem get any slower the older one gets, in any case I seem to be forever trying to catch up with "myself".  

All the best to all of you!


Added by Steinunn Einarsdottir on November 15, 2015 at 9:39 — 2 Comments

La Madeline in Allen, Texas

Added by Faisal Tariq on October 18, 2015 at 7:06 — No Comments


When I visited this network this morning - after reading a message about the death of an artist, Rick Harder - after a long time and viewed the art works here, I remembered a poem I wrote in 2011. Although artists here might not be quite unknown, I felt like posting my poem here as a tribute to all the artists here. This is for you friends...


Thousands of artists treaded this path trying to reach their goals

Creating millions of pictures…


Added by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 20, 2015 at 15:28 — 2 Comments

Hoblitzelle Park in Plano, Texas

Added by Faisal Tariq on July 29, 2015 at 12:43 — No Comments

Red Bindya!

Added by Faisal Tariq on July 26, 2015 at 1:20 — No Comments

Lost and Found Edges

This month's workshop focuses partly on Lost and Found Edges which to me is one of the real beauties of working with oil paints - that you can soften off or completely lose an edge whilst leaving others sharply focused, adding an air of mystery and romance to a painting.

Here's the painting we're working with:

"Old Timers" 13 x 13" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson.

"Old Timers" 13…


Added by Richard Robinson on July 1, 2015 at 17:30 — 2 Comments

Travel Bug

Well, its been quite a while, have been on holiday in the USA - Las Vegas, Scottsdale, Sedona, Flagstaff, Madrid, Santa Fe, Dallas and back again.

Am delighted, honoured and humbled to share that I have been signed by The Longworth Gallery in Canyon Road, Santa Fe so now have to work to that end when I get home. Goodness, life takes one in unusual but sensational directions at times.

Hope you are all well and painting up a storm! Sandi…


Added by Sandi Lear on July 1, 2015 at 3:52 — 1 Comment

Like Father, Like Son (Generations of great idea)

Painterly bulbs...

Added by Faisal Tariq on June 27, 2015 at 15:58 — 1 Comment

Plein Air Still Life

"Plein Air Still Life" 15x15" Oil on Canvas

Been painting this out on the deck for a couple of days. Boy did I feel rusty! I must have repainted that apple about 20 times. A great painter I recently met in California named Anne Ward inspired me to get busy painting still life outdoors. Very glad she did. I…


Added by Richard Robinson on June 22, 2015 at 12:30 — 18 Comments

Old Rusty

This is from a Farm in Allen, Texas.  Please visit my blog

Added by Faisal Tariq on May 31, 2015 at 1:04 — No Comments

Thank God It's Friday

I was sitting at Potbelly for lunch when I saw the TGIF building. I took a picture to paint/sketch and here it is. The painting is already too small so I couldn't squeeze in the Friday's in their sign and left it…


Added by Faisal Tariq on May 23, 2015 at 23:21 — No Comments


How exactly to glaze a painting,I am still unsure how to do this.Any pointers will help me a lot.

Added by Ramya on May 20, 2015 at 6:23 — No Comments

Painting without Paint


8x10 study for larger work

Added by Britt Greenland on May 13, 2015 at 15:39 — 2 Comments

Cake in a cup...

Just another Confectionary… 

Added by Faisal Tariq on May 5, 2015 at 14:51 — No Comments

Painting from my Past

   Hi My Friends,  Just wanted to share a fun and encouraging experience that happened this week. I had a message from a lady on my site that I didn't know. She said that her mother had recently passed away and when going through her mothers things she found a painting that had my signature and a number on the back. Did I have any information regarding the painting ?  It was a painting that I painted in 1982, one of my first oil paintings. At the time I had no experience painting and I used…


Added by Ann Turner on May 5, 2015 at 11:43 — 8 Comments

Selling art

I've done a couple of workshop pictures for my own interest and learning. A couple of people have expressed interest in buying one of them but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to do that since they are actually Richard's pictures/compositions. Can someone clarify this for me? Thanks

Added by Margo Gilroy on May 5, 2015 at 8:38 — 2 Comments

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