"Rees Valley" 18x28" Oil on Linen



Hi All, another fantastic day painting up the Rees Valley in the Mt Aspiring National Park. We arrived a little late so only had about 3.5 hours of sun before it dipped behind the mountains. It's incredible how cold it gets so quickly when the sun goes. The ice on these puddles was over an inch thick in places. I can't believe how lucky I am to be painting in a place like this with 3 great painters, it's just amazing how things work out sometimes.


This will be my last day painting here as I'm taking a break going skiing tomorrow before I head home the next day, so this was an excellent day to finish up on. I would like to critique the work for you and give painting tips etc but I'm really tired right now and it's only 8pm! Painting in the cold really takes it out of you, or maybe I'm just soft. Either way, it's an early night for me tonight.


Happy painting everyone and I hope you find it in you to try painting outdoors and having some great adventures - highly recommended.

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Comment by Flavio Luiz Jabbur Ferreira on August 30, 2011 at 7:56
I love your paintings, Richard. I am very happy to be attending your painting workshop...Now, I have the opportunity to learn more with you... Although the weather was cold, this painting gives me another impresion, something like a spring afternoon...amazing...
Comment by David J Wood on August 29, 2011 at 4:32
Great painting Richard, I prefer to paint outdoors as the subject matter really is more 'vibrant' but have to agree about cold. I suffer with Raynauds and am constantly fighting tiredness but hey, it comes with the 'job'. A lovely painting and the 'cold' conditions have been captured well in your finished work.
Comment by Richard Robinson on August 26, 2011 at 10:10
Thanks Xiao, I think it's also the benefit of working outdoors vs working from a photo which loses all the color in the darks. Man that was an amazing spot - looking forward to going down there again.
Comment by Xiao Li on August 26, 2011 at 3:15

Your painting is so much more alive than the photo.  I guess this is the inner artist spirit speaking.

Comment by Edith McClelland AEA UWA WCSI on August 23, 2011 at 9:12
Love this painting Richard.... the light is terrific!
Comment by Athol Fahey on July 27, 2011 at 6:17
This is a great painting, I love the freshiness of your brush strokes.
Comment by Merewyn Heath on July 20, 2011 at 8:15
Wow - These look spectacular to me! Amazing what a difference inspiring subjects can make. Love your use of light and color as well as composition in this. Wonderful to see - and must say that I find your painting much more engaging than the pictorial reference.
Comment by Hazel Persson on July 19, 2011 at 19:14
What a beautiful painting of a magnificent spot! I love the way you have brought the snow down into the river basin. Makes me want to drive up there on our next trip south.
Comment by Helena Ignowski on July 19, 2011 at 3:16

Maravilhoso Richard! Seu trabalho é cheio de poesia...força e beleza!! Parabéns!



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