December 2014 Blog Posts (14)

Gloves for Artists (protection against paint)

We all have used the Latex gloves to protect our hands from the toxic paints.  I know Richard Robinson also does.  But the problem with Latex gloves is that it makes your hand sweaty and prune-y.  So a very good alternative is a gardeners glove that I have been using for a year or so (shown below).  The front has rubber/vinyl like material (which is thin) and the back is cloth and helps the hand breath and your hand will not be sweaty at all, no matter how hot.  The rubber part covers the…


Added by Faisal Tariq on December 31, 2014 at 14:41 — No Comments

Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2015!

Wishing you all my fellow artists a wonderful season greetings and thank you for all the good time you have given me over the years.  

It was a solstice yesterday so now I can look forward to a lighter days and soon spring will spring itself on us/me!

Happy painting my friends!

Added by Steinunn Einarsdottir on December 22, 2014 at 23:30 — No Comments

Winter in Michigan

Getting close to Christmas! And it's time to work on the workshop so will take this week off and get to work. Blog later after the holidays. Then back to composition! WALDA

Added by Walda Juhl on December 19, 2014 at 13:39 — No Comments

Winter in Michigan

Day 5 Still figuring out these pictures. Let's see if this works!

Added by Walda Juhl on December 18, 2014 at 1:36 — No Comments

Winter in Michigan

My third photo is from the desert with a beautiful multi-armed Saguaro as the focus point. At first I saw again the cross formula with the cactus as the perpendicular and the rocks as the longitudinal. Also the middle rock leads me to another formula called the balance-scale formula where you have a dominant center of interest with similar masses and shapes distributed somewhat equally on both sides. And then I saw the diagonal formula and I could see the lines very plainly.!

With color… Continue

Added by Walda Juhl on December 14, 2014 at 3:48 — 1 Comment

painting in Ireland

Hi Richard,

Have you ever painted in Ireland or any plans to? I live on the west Coast and we have wonderful Wild Atlantic scenery and exceptional light . Love your work


Added by Doreen Drennan on December 13, 2014 at 21:27 — No Comments

The 2015 Painting Calendar is ready.

12 of my favorite paintings from this year - ready for you to enjoy all through 2015...…

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Added by Richard Robinson on December 12, 2014 at 13:59 — 1 Comment

Painting a dappled light subject

Enjoyed doing this painting today. Dappled light is always tricky - more so across striped,…


Added by Richard Robinson on December 12, 2014 at 13:48 — 5 Comments

Winter in Michigan

Hi, Everyone!  Winter begins & i need something to keep me busy & to find something to do with this artistic energy as my house is filling up with paintings!

So I've decided to work on composition & to post my efforts while blogging.  I appreciate any & all comments.  WALDA

The first photo I chose was taken in Fall & i was very attracted to the color. i think by moving a tree or two, I could use the CROSS FORMULLA & a rectangular frame of reference. See my… Continue

Added by Walda Juhl on December 9, 2014 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Traveling Artist//Jodi Murphy

I have been planning to start a blog for a while now.  This one will be a trial run to see if and how it works.  My husband and I are on a RV adventure.  We left our home on November 15 and traveled to Apache Junction, AZ.   We stayed there 2 weeks and thoroughly enjoyed the area.  Being an artist, I had to see the Superstition Mountains while there. I almost completed a plein air painting while visiting the park, and am working to complete the painting now.  We also visited art galleries in…


Added by Jodi Murphy on December 6, 2014 at 16:13 — No Comments

Red Rose in a Jar

Another tiny study 4" x 4"

Added by Faisal Tariq on December 6, 2014 at 14:43 — No Comments

A bottle of Liquin

Added by Faisal Tariq on December 5, 2014 at 8:14 — No Comments

Last day painting in Queenstown

Added by Richard Robinson on December 3, 2014 at 16:08 — 3 Comments

Are Ya Stressed?

Stress Ball.  Too cute to take my stress out on… :)

Added by Faisal Tariq on December 2, 2014 at 13:50 — No Comments

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