"Makapu'u Point" 11x14" oil on canvas by Richard Robinson
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We drove an hour to the other extreme of the island this morning to paint with Mark Brown and a few others at Makapu'u Point. A very windy and mostly grey day greeted us but we had fun anyway. Below you can see my new painting technique. (just being silly). Note the rope coming off the back of the easel tied to a big rock which is stopping the easel from flying away and the tripod there helping to steady the canvas.
I do feel these blogs are hugely self indulgent but I do love to see the painting up on the screen afterwards - I get a similar feeling of closure and satisfaction as when I see my painting framed. More than that I enjoy the feedback from everyone who comments on my work. Every one of us from the beginner painter to the greatest master gets a kick out of knowing someone else appreciates their work. We're such social animals aren't we? Call it what you will it comes down to love in the end - the need to receive it and give it. I sure felt the love on that windy hill today and am looking forward to more of the same - painting with other painters and I encourage you to get out and do the same.
Getting your images on the computer also gives you the opportunity to play around with the image and see what improvements might br possible. The easiest to play with is the cropping. Personally I think the image below looks stronger and more dynamic cropped to a square. What do you think?
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