November 2014 Blog Posts (10)

Brush holder

A simple setup showing a few of my brushes.  All feedback are welcome

Added by Faisal Tariq on November 30, 2014 at 13:26 — No 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 John Crump and his grandson Sam. The weather was not the best - mostly grey and cold but by inventing a little light in the…


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…


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

A little help please

Help! Does anyone out there have a contact for "DEBO" - Dennis "Debo" Clark?  He's from No. CA, was featured for many years at Swanson Galleries in S.F.  May still have a couple of his works in Swanson's, Napa CA but they are unable or unwilling to make contact for me.  He did the cover for Swanson's autobio.

Added by Sharon DeCoux on November 19, 2014 at 11:47 — No Comments

Super Dooper Christmas Special on Painting Lesson Videos

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

Cleaning Brushes

Does anyone know the best way to clean oil/acrylic brushes?  

I rinse mine with turpentine first and then wash them with soap for final clean. 

Added by Steinunn Einarsdottir on November 18, 2014 at 8:00 — 13 Comments

still life : color layer days 1 & 2..finally!!!!!

After a several week break - waiting for the dead layer to dry completely, then caught up at work & home with obligations..finally getting back to my painting:)  

I started the color layer last night and went back in tonight to continue working on the pearls and ribbon.  I'm undecided about what to do with the table color..thinking I may leave it neutral…


Added by Lori Ippolito on November 16, 2014 at 18:08 — 33 Comments

Painting Last Light Ruakaka Beach

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

Wow what a stunning Spring evening we had yesterday. Couldn't resist going out for a paint. It was overcast when I started which meant the shadows were warmer…


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

Six painting in Five Shows - Yow!


Between Nov. 2014 and Feb, 2015, I am crazy fortunate to have six paintings in five shows from California to Florida to the Internet!
1. "Horse & Farmhouse" juried into the Sullivan Goss annual show, "100 GRAND". 
2. "Masai Mara Morning," juried into the "ENDANGERED: Art4Apes" show with proceeds going to the Center for Great Apes.The painting will be included in Art Basel Week in Miami.
3. & 4. Two paintings, "The…

Added by Lanny Sherwin on November 8, 2014 at 10:51 — 4 Comments

TV Show - Colour in Your Life

Summer at the Cove

Oil on Canvas 

16 x 16"

I spent the day with the "Colour in Your Life" TV crew filming me painting this. (See the video…


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

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