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Painting a vibrant still life

'A Picnic in Tuscany' 40x40" Acrylic on canvas by Richard Robinson…

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Added by Richard Robinson on November 17, 2016 at 17:55 — 12 Comments

Pataua Pleasures

"Pataua Pleasures" 12x18" Oil on Canvas

Two thirds done.…

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Added by Richard Robinson on October 5, 2016 at 17:12 — 2 Comments

Imagine a painting trip to China

Painting in China - the experience of a lifetime.

Can you imagine a group painting trip in China? 

Having organised 5 such trips, every time I love to see that people are pleasantly surprised by how…

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Added by Richard Robinson on May 4, 2016 at 16:35 — No Comments

The importance of shapes

The other day I had an email from an art teacher in Uganda asking that I critique some student work - ages 10 and 11.

Here's what I wrote:

Hello class, your teacher has asked me to critique some paintings for you. That’s a pretty cool teacher because he bugged me for you until I said yes. Good job teacher!



Let me say first that each and every artist has their own idea of what…
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Added by Richard Robinson on January 14, 2016 at 13:00 — 4 Comments

My brushes for oil and acrylic painting

Here's a wee video about why I use the brushes I do for oil painting and acrylic painting.

Get the Richard Robinson Brush Set from Rosemary & Co. here:…

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Added by Richard Robinson on January 9, 2016 at 14:00 — 10 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.…

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

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

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…

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

Stretching a Canvas with tape

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Added by Richard Robinson on March 11, 2015 at 14:30 — 5 Comments

Finishing Monet's Painting

I'm very happy to release this month's new online workshop and demo video at http://www.livepaintinglessons.com/workshop41.php

This has taken quite some study and I found it exciting to follow Monet's footsteps through Venice (virtually), discovering the history there and to be…

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Added by Richard Robinson on March 3, 2015 at 11:14 — 4 Comments

A studio painting step by step

 

Resource Photo: Pataua South, Northland, New Zealand

I've painted this scene several times before, all with slight…

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Added by Richard Robinson on February 23, 2015 at 11:06 — 19 Comments

The 2015 Painting Calendar is ready.

12 of my favorite paintings from this year - ready for you to enjoy all through 2015...…

Support independent publishing: Buy this calendar on Lulu.

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Added by Richard Robinson on December 12, 2014 at 13:59 — 1 Comment

Painting a dappled light subject

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Added by Richard Robinson on December 12, 2014 at 13:48 — 5 Comments

Last day painting in Queenstown

Added by Richard Robinson on December 3, 2014 at 16:08 — 3 Comments

Painting in the Hidden Valley

"Hidden Valley Trek" 14x14" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson (plein air)

Had a nice paint out today with…

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Added by Richard Robinson on November 28, 2014 at 20:52 — 5 Comments

Mural Painting

Painted this Mural on the climbing wall at Ruakaka Primary School earlier this year. The concept is adapted from Van Gogh's Starry Night. "Reach for the Stars Kids" is the inscription. My biggest painting yet. Painted in a day with large speed brushes. Good…

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Added by Richard Robinson on November 24, 2014 at 12:58 — 3 Comments

Super Dooper Christmas Special on Painting Lesson Videos

Added by Richard Robinson on November 19, 2014 at 9:48 — No Comments

Painting Last Light Ruakaka Beach

"Last Light, Ruakaka Beach" 11x25" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

Wow what a stunning Spring…

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Added by Richard Robinson on November 11, 2014 at 9:27 — 7 Comments

TV Show - Colour in Your Life

Summer at the Cove

Oil on Canvas 

16 x 16"

I spent the day with the…

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Added by Richard Robinson on November 6, 2014 at 11:07 — 17 Comments

New Ebook for you

Hi guys, I've just finished this book for you:

70 Pages including 38 Paintings! Just click the book to open it.

also, there's  a new special offer available click here:…

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Added by Richard Robinson on July 19, 2014 at 9:12 — 3 Comments

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