Wilson Circle and Square

This is another of the paintings based on old homes in Big Bend. I was lucky to have visited the Homer Wilson Ranch location at a time of day when the shadows made a strong graphic statement. The strong geometric shapes of the voids in the walls made this view irresistible to me. Wilson Circle […]

Dorgan House Window

This is another of the old residences within Big Bend National Park. I’m particularly pleased with the quiet, subdued colors in this one. Dorgan House Window – 10×14 inch watercolor and gouache on gessoed paper. $308

Adobe Corner

This is a corner of one of the adobe farmhouses that are still standing (more or less) in Big Bend National Park. It’s the first in a projected series that has as it’s theme the contrast between the right angles and geometry of man-made structures and the shapes of the surrounding landscape. A right angle, […]

Fontaine Verte

Another piece is headed for a very good home. This one is probably the most Wyeth-like of any of the little suburban landscapes, and is a particular favorite of mine. Fontaine Verte, 8×8 inch acrylic – SOLD

Big Tex Says Howdy

I painted this piece specifically for the Southwest Watercolor Society’s fundraiser. When asked to contribute a painting, I was concerned that my usual non-descript subjects in quiet colors wouldn’t generate a lot of auction action. Big Tex was the answer. He kept me true to my “painting local” theme, and also fit right in with […]

Dallas Arts Month

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!

Everyday Poetry

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 Gainesville State

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 […]

The Kilgore Texan

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 […]

The Dallas Forest

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