Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey


The conference ended yesterday on a high as we all had a great day painting down at the harbour, mostly unhindered by the wind. As good as the demos were at the convention the highlight for me was simply meeting all these other artists and sharing our passion for plein air painting. Good times. Today we're having a day of rest and tomorrow we're going painting at Point Lobos. If you'd like to join us there we expect to be at Whaler's Cove car park around 9am in our white Toyota Minivan. It'll be me, John Crump and Scott Hamill. Hope too see you there!

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Comment by Jessica Futerman on April 18, 2013 at 19:18

Really love your painting of the Fisherman's Wharf - gorgeous blocks of colour & contrasts with the greys.

Comment by Darya Vassina on April 16, 2013 at 19:51

Richard, love the Warf, particularly the warm reds and yellows against the cool background. Were you painting at dusk? I am working on a Laguna Beach in the dusk painting and having a problem with the values of the water and sky. Your painting will be my guiding me now! Thank you for sharing this.

Comment by Ann Turner on April 16, 2013 at 16:53

Hi Richard, It was wonderful to meet you and your friends in Monterey. You have a unique style that shines with beautiful color combinations. I had to leave for San Jose before you finished the Wharf but it was great standing watching you paint sharing your painting process with us ! I also enjoyed the demo that your friend John Crump did, he is also very talented and I can see a similarity in your styles. Thanks so very much for sharing your talent !

Comment by Sharon Repple on April 16, 2013 at 15:39

The contrast between warm and cool areas in Fisherman's Wharf is incredible, My eye moves easily into the painting along the rocks and up the pilons. Beautiful grays and I love the strokes of white that show bright light. 

Comment by Richard Robinson on April 16, 2013 at 14:07

Thanks Jean, John Crump made a big panel box that we put our paintings in while in the car. Other than that it just stays on the easel till we get back to the room, and we're looking for a gallery here to take our work so we don't have to take them back to NZ. 

Comment by Jean Sullivan on April 16, 2013 at 11:15


Your California paintings have been absolutely inspired.  Thanks for sharing them.  The colors are quite different from your Hawaii paintings.  I guess it's been a bit cooler in California than it was in Hawaii:-)


Could you talk a bit about how you transport your completed paintings when you're traveling?





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