The Fort Worth Azle

So far my theater paintings have been at least partly gouache. This one, however, was done with watercolor only, using a wipe out technique. I really like working in a reductive way, so that the paint I take off is just as important as the paint I leave on. This theater had a Zumba poster […]

The Garland Plaza

The Garland Plaza – 18 1/2 x 11 inches, watercolor and gouache on gessoed archival paper Another of the theater paintings. In this one I concentrated the saturated color in a small area of the sign, and let the rest dissolve into neutrals. This theater is still in use in Garland, Texas.

Shoo Fly

Shoo Fly – 9×12 inch acrylic on panel This piece continues the series of houses in my neighborhood, ones I see every day walking the dog. This one happens to be right across the street from my front door. I embedded a patchwork quilt pattern in the early layers of this one, a reference to […]

The Daingerfield Morris

The Daingerfield Morris – 14×10 inches, watercolor and gouache on rag paper. This is the start of a new series – old classic movie theaters. They are interesting to me for a number of reasons: First, they are relics of a time when our community had more shared experiences than we do now; they are […]

White Rock Elder

White Rock Elder 1, 11.5 x 8 inches, watercolor on gessoed rag paper Here’s another piece done with the same technique as the previous one. It’s all watercolor, even though it doesn’t look like it. It’s the acrylic ground that makes the paint behave so differently. White Rock Lake is close to my house, and […]

Faded Star

Faded Star – 21×14 inches, gouache and watercolor I’ve neglected my website and blog even though I’ve been posting on Facebook and Instagram. It’s high time to do a little catching up. Lately I’ve been doing some water media work where the removal of paint is just as important in the process as putting it on. Faded […]

Geisterhaus

Two more out for exhibition. Geisterhaus is another one of the “dogwalk” landscapes – scenes that are within walking distance of my house. The second painting, “Points of Interest” is a part of the pavement series of paintings that I have slowly been working on. I’m pleased that they were accepted into the Irving Art […]

For the Love of Art

This show at the TVAA gallery recently concluded. The work came from members of my sketch group. We showed some of the work we have done on location during our weekly get-togethers, but primarily our studio work. Here’s a portion of the statement I wrote for this show: For this exhibition, Robyn has chosen paintings […]

Giardino Segreto

Here is another landscape detail from our alley. This is not our own gas meter; it is one from a few houses down that was looking particularly fetching on the day. It reminded me of one of the Imperial war machines from the Star Wars movies, and I liked the contrast between the clunky machinery […]