"Waimea Canyon" 16x20" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

Spent the day up Waimea Canyon today grappling with this very complex scene. It took about 6 hours so I was very happy to be done at the end of this one. I did enjoy the puzzle of it all but after a few the sun had moved so much the scene became more of a hinderance than a help and I was glad of having painted the Grand Canyon previously as that prior knowledge helped me to invent structure and light within the canyon as needed. A good day.

The finished painting.

Yesterday's effort at the old sugar mill.

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Comment by Montalvo on August 25, 2013 at 18:46

Very nice.

Comment by Michael Chomse on August 20, 2013 at 3:09

Richard, I love the 'Old Sugar Mill'. The striking contrast between the looming mountain and the idyllic country mill is wonderful. You've kept the tension going with your choice of colours and the difference in the way you've treated the brushwork in each area. Great stuff!

Comment by George on August 18, 2013 at 17:51

This astonishing painting is itself a lesson about aerial perspective. The blue-violet mountain colour recede into the vaporous distance according to aerial perspective rule up to the vanishing point. Also, colour changes from the mountains picks to the ground as a result of the fact that the air is much dense at the base where coilours are lighter and warmer. As usual in almost of your paintings I like the way you are using blurred shadows edges thta are obtained by sfumato technique.

Comment by Lori Ippolito on August 18, 2013 at 3:57
While I love all of your work, I have to say this painting of Waimea Canyon is your best yet! I can't stop going back to it..it is magnificent:) congrats !!
Comment by Peni Baker on August 17, 2013 at 1:00

Richard, the "Painting Waimea Canyon" is another Richard Robinson signiture painting.  It is simular to the paintings of yours that led me to your art sites in the beginning of me finding you.  It is a very fine painting and one of your very very best.  And I say the same thing about the sugar mill.  They look as though you have spent weeks on both in the studio and not an afternoon of plein airing.  Well done.  Bravo!!!



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