Completed 'Rangiputa Morning' 36x48" Oil on Canvas

'Rangiputa Morning' 36x48" Oil on Canvas

 Plein air sketches in preparation for the larger studio painting.


Hi All,

been working on this big one for a few days and am finally ready to lay my brush down. This is a commissioned piece. The clients chose the bluer of the two plein air sketches so I kept pretty close to that in the big one, changing the composition a little bit and adding a little more 'morning glow' into the sky and beach colours. Haven't shown it to them yet but hopefully they like it (always a bit of a worry with commissions). Time for a coffee.







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Comment by Monique Shaw on May 14, 2011 at 1:19

My comment on April the 12th  was about 'Northland Summer' work.

As for Rangiputa I prefer the blue version.

Comment by Marie Francis on May 13, 2011 at 21:11
I love all of these.  You certainly know how to paint light!
Comment by Richard Robinson on April 26, 2011 at 16:40
All is well. Been working on a new project - should be ready for launch in another week or two. Busy busy. Those free lesson emails are automated by the way and I just add to them occasionally. I guess your injury is not your painting hand, so I guess that's good luck in a way by the sounds of it. Keep on rockin.
Comment by Sharon Coyle on April 26, 2011 at 16:18
What's new? Haven't gotten any emails from in quite a while. I have been home on leave from my regular job due to an injured wrist. I have been painting up a storm. I now have 2 stores in the area to teach paint at. Hope all is well with you.
Comment by Dorian Aronson on April 15, 2011 at 16:45

I too prefer the bluer painting. Early morning  light on a beautiful day.  My color tastes over the years have changed. I am in my blue violet stage now. The beach grass is loverly.

My life is happier than it has ever been. 

Very beautiful painting Richard. . .

Comment by Monique Shaw on April 12, 2011 at 3:11
I am not too sure that I should critisize this painting - maybe the tree on the left is too hastly drawn? therefore it looks more like a sketch drawing BUT my point is about you being pleased with it - that is what matters. So often I have reworked my paintings because I was taking into account some critics and ending in destroying it by overdoing
Comment by Ginny Blakeslee Breen on April 11, 2011 at 3:11
Oh, wow! You're a great artist, Richard!! Awesome!
Comment by Gary Odmark on April 10, 2011 at 2:24
Nice job Richard,  Reminds me of some of the dune scenes along Lake MIchigan.  I really like the shadows and THe over all feeling of the painting.  One of my college professors said you should be able to tell the time of day in a painting.  Of course, when the sun is there.   I'm shure they will like the painting.   If they don't let me know and I will come over and pound nobs on their head.   Just returned from 3 months in Florida.  Did 11 shows and painted several originals.  Lots of sunsets and beach scenes.    If you get a chance try the langnickel 5590 great brush and great price.  Holds a lot of paint.    Keep up the good work.   Gary W. Odmark 
Comment by Lyndon Baxter on April 9, 2011 at 18:49
That's a beautiful painting, Richard and that's saying something coming from a heretic like me! ;-)
Comment by diane boucher on April 9, 2011 at 18:31
Really really great. Love the tracks aong the top of the sand hills and your lovely lighting. I,m sure your clients will treasure it.


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