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 […]

Invito

In the month of February I will be in a group show with many of my sketching buddies. It’s being held at the TVAA gallery, 700 N. Pearl, in Dallas. If you happen to be in the area, I would love to see you at the reception on Feb. 3, 2-4.   All of the […]

30×30 results

Last blog post I was planning a personal 30×30 challenge and here are the results. The intent was to experiment with watermedia every day, and I did a little of that, but mostly I ended up with studies for things I intend to paint again in a more considered way – those are the suburban […]

30×30

Tomorrow I am going to start another 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I’ve played along on a couple of these in the past, when another artist has announced a challenge and invited other people to participate. They were both really good experiences that advanced my work, and I’m glad I did them. The last […]

from the mundane to the specific

Thanks to curator Henry Biber for including three of my paintings in the current exhibit at the TVAA gallery, From the Mundane to the Specific. From his prospectus: ” Make the revisioning of commonplace objects worthy of display on a wall or a pedestal. A broken pot, worn old boots, antique dinnerware, the frayed arm […]