"Mangawhai Estuary" 14x17" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson

I visited beautiful Mangawhai today and painted this in between the showers (those are raindrops on the canvas). Very lucky with the weather and the light overall though - I thought I was only going to get grey lighting today so I'm very glad I took the chance and came out here. You can see from the photos below how I've taken liberties with the composition. The view of the headland is only available another 50 metres along the beach, but while walking to this spot I was struck by the beauty of both viewpoints so I decided to include them both. So you can have your cake and eat it too.

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Comment by Richard Robinson on June 29, 2013 at 11:47

Thanks Ann.

Comment by Ann Turner on June 29, 2013 at 11:32

Michael, looking froward to your demo. And thank you Richard for being so generous.

Comment by Ann Turner on June 29, 2013 at 11:30

I just read this blog regarding the content of the workshops. To try Richards demo or to come up with one of my own ? That is the question ! Here is my 2cents. Richard I love the painting posted here. You have the ability to see beautiful clean colors and your painting style has a lovely rhythm and movement to it that I really appreciate. My own style has not evolved enough create paintings that have these same qualities that I admire in yours. In a perfect world we would do Richards demo and then try our own using the same principles. But I don't do it yet and hope to in the future. Some of the artists on this site are very talented and paint beautiful paintings themselves. I am in awe of your knowledge and well honed craft but I usually do Richards because I am on a new journey to implement the knowledge that I am trying to absorb. I have only been painting for 2+ years and I am still working on my 10,000 hours before I feel confident. Happy painting to all of us and follow wht you love about painting. :) 

Comment by Dorian Aronson on June 27, 2013 at 13:02

Comment by Stuart J. Gourlay on June 27, 2013 at 13:02
Great! Is an understatement. Thanks, Richard. Stu
Comment by Montalvo on June 27, 2013 at 9:56

Sounds good to me Richard.

Comment by Silvana M Albano on June 27, 2013 at 9:54

:),   : ), :D !!!! Very happy to hear (read)  that! I hope Michael posts that tutorial soon!!! I generally paint on Fridays, and any extra time Sat or Sunday, it would be great to have it this weekend when there are no Workshop assignments !!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!

Comment by Richard Robinson on June 27, 2013 at 9:47

:-) Thanks Silvana and Michael, that's fantastic to hear that's going on - that's really what this site is all about so yes go ahead - don't stop!

Comment by Silvana M Albano on June 27, 2013 at 9:38

Thank you Richard for that prompt response... I was not at all ready for a composition...

This next workshop sounds challenging though... as I hate streets and buildings.... but I suppose I should try, and if it is not this way I think I would never tackle it!

By the way, I would love your answer to Michael's proposal to be a positive one...

Comment by Michael J. Severin on June 27, 2013 at 9:23

Geez, I never knew this little blog spot existed!!!! ..good to know.  Richard, during this past month, a lot of the other artists and I were having fun with a painting I did in which I posted the steps to the completion of the painting.  Anyway, I was going to do another one, but then I thought that I better ask you if it is okay to do that?  I took the other down because of the same reason. 


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