Richard Robinson's Blog – September 2009 Archive (4)

King of the Castle - 30x30" Oil on Canvas

Here's another working through of the style concept I mentioned in the previous post - allowing loose brushwork to be made real by the finer detail in the painting. It's also about making my painting stand by itself instead of relying on the viewer's knowledge of a specific place to carry the work. In other words I'm trying to… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on September 30, 2009 at 9:00 — No Comments

Boats Painting

30x30" Oil on Canvas

Painted this in one day back at the studio from a photo in Queenstown - had to clamber down a muddy bank to get this shot, but well worth it. I was following an idea I've continued to be intrigued by; letting loose brushwork be defined and made real by the contrast of seemingly fine detail. Also… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on September 29, 2009 at 10:21 — 2 Comments

Painting the South

Sunset on 'The Remarkables'. (not a painting)

Back from painter's paradise in Queenstown, lower south island of New Zealand. Still one of my favorite places in the world - awe-inspiring, magnificent, grandiose, and WOW! are a few words that spring to mind. I can see why so many painter's move down here to live -… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on September 24, 2009 at 10:56 — 3 Comments

South Island Painting Workshop

2x20" oil on Canvas - "Paradise Valley III"

Here's a painting I finished yesterday of Paradise Valley in the South Island. I was trying to give it a lot more drama than the calm scene in the photograph, so spent a bit of time trying to achieve a glowing look in the river and a wilder atmospheric effect in the… Continue

Added by Richard Robinson on September 3, 2009 at 14:27 — 4 Comments


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