Friday, February 27, 2009

All to Ourselves


12x16 oil on panel

Ask Castle Gallery about this painting.

Loved the light of this setting. It looks like a fresh spring morning. Much like the one here now. Its actually rather hot in Texas at the moment! We're to have another record high today of 87. I believe spring has arrived. The birds are singing happily and the trees are all budding out. As usual though, after an extremely warm day, we can expect a cold front to move through tonight. Not too cold though. I am not ready for upper 80s frankly anyway!

Yesterday, I got to spend a very pleasant afternoon with Jody Hemphill Smith and Mark Smith of Castle Gallery. They are visiting Austin this week and came to my studio to see my lovely (ha!) workspace and picked a few pieces they wanted sent to their gallery - like the one above. I also got to introduce them to my friend V Vaughan when we visited her studio. Its always fun to see the working environment of other artists. I'm envious of those large well lit spaces some have, but comforted to know that most of us labor in cramped, untidy, unused rooms. I think if I had more space, I'd just fill it with more clutter.

6 comments:

Kate said...

Wow, beautiful light!!

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful painting, Robin! I love the composition and the energetic brushwork.

Melody said...

Gorgeous work Robin! This piece has such atmosphere.

Carolyn Finnell said...

Love your brushwork and sense of light.
If you want to talk about cramped and untidy, you should check out my studio space. I literally work in the doorway between two rooms. (I have a photo on my blog.) I long for more space. But even in cramped, messy quarters, I keep on painting. And I've done several 30 x 40 paintings.

Dar Presto said...

Lovely lovely! The brush strokes are creamy. There is a nice sense of depth here.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Robin, thank you for what you were saying about the studio workspace and clutter. It helped me identify my "blocked" feeling lately and realize that it is because my studio space has gotten so cluttered! So I'm clearing it out. I really appreciate when successful artists like you are frank about these very human leanings such a tendency to fill space with stuff. Ohhhhh how I identify with that... whew! Thanks again.

Camille

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