Monday, February 22, 2010

Afternoon In Austin


20x16 oil on linen

Still trying to capture light. Especially the intense sun that shines on Austin many months of the year. I am still not completely satisfied with this and almost think it would have been better smaller. I like to work somewhat small I guess - I prefer to finish my paintings in one session. Many times my galleries ask for larger works but I think my scenes and brushwork just lend themselves better to a smaller scale. And not everyone has big empty walls, right?

I mentioned awhile ago that my gallery in Vermont, Studio 47, invited me to have a solo show this year. After talking with him, we decided to make it a three person show. I was just not sure my audience would be large enough to make it worth his, and my, while. Hopefully with three of us, it will be an exciting show and draw in a good crowd. I'm very excited and feel a little less pressure. It will be a good start for me. More details to come, of course.

Also, I will soon update here or my website with info on where these new gallery paintings go.

7 comments:

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Wonderful sense of light, air and space. This is beautifully painted.

Mitzi Easley said...

Hi Robin, I've followed and admired your work for awhile... long before I actually read your profile and figured out you're from austin. I really appreciate the great local scenes you've done this week -- this one is just beautiful! -- and they come at a time when, in the midst of madness, it feels good to celebrate our very special city. Well done and thanks!

Linda said...

This is a very nice painting! I like the light hitting the woman's hair and the buildings. I think you do capture Austin's bright summer lights. I live in Fort Worth and I know how the Texas summers are filled with bright light! Nice job!

Susan Roux said...

I'm not sure what you aren't quite happy with in this painting, but it jumped right out at me. I think its just lovely and feel you captured light and movement very well.

Roxanne Steed said...

Love the sense of warm light here (it's chilly & rainy/sleety/ up here in CT today)so this is especially lovely. and yes, even at this size, it has all the intensity & 'freshness' of your smaller works. Powerful stuff!

Julie Hill said...

Robin...the whites and the lights are just superb!!! if I lived in your area I would lobby for you to do a one person show...no pressure but you got what it takes!!!

Scentsy said...

Your work is absolutely beautiful!! What a wonderful talent you have and thank you for inspiring the rest of us.

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