It’s nice to be included in the art scene in your home town. I’m really pleased to be included at exhibitions at two venues celebrating the arts in Dallas. The Dallas Forest will be hanging at the Bath House Cultural Center, and The Garland Plaza will be at Moody Performance Hall. Thank you, jurors!
I have a solo show coming soon! 20 pieces, all itty bitty paintings of things I see every day. From the promotional material: In this series of paintings Robyn Jorde has lavished attention on her neighborhood, an unremarkable one that is typical of the DFW area. The small and intimate paintings reveal the mysterious poetry, […]
The Southwestern Watercolor Society’s fall paintout was held in Gainesville this year. I did a few small plein air paintings and also did an on site sketch of their restored movie theater. This painting was done in the studio, using the sketch and some photographs for reference. The making of this painting was documented as […]
It seems like half of the old theaters in Texas are named “Texas” or “Texan”. There are two wonderful old theaters in Kilgore. One of them, of course, is called the Texan. I wanted to choose an angle that also showed the downtown oil rigs…and questioned that decision every time I had to repaint them.T […]
I especially enjoy painting the theaters when there is a contrast between their original slick high style and their current neglected state. That’s the case with the Forest, which is pretty close to home. The Dallas Forest – watercolor and gouache, 21 x 13 inches
This is another in a series of dogwalk landscapes. You can see a nine patch quilt pattern from underlying layers in some areas. Little Shrine – 10 x 10 inches, acrylic on panel.
I’m very grateful to Juror Bob Burridge for selecting my painting for the Naomi Brotherton Award out of an exhibition that included many outstanding and respected artists. Being recognized as Best of Show is a real honor. I found out about a week ago and still haven’t stopped smiling! The painting is based on an […]
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 – 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 – 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 […]