Monday, February 08, 2010

Oh, Romeo


8x10 oil on panel
nfs

Today I packed up my things and went to hang out in V....Vaughan's studio. I sat on her floor and painted while she worked on a painting of a hawk for the SE Wildlife show (I think). We painted...and we talked, and we critiqed, and she showed me her private collection (other artists, not personal), she made a lovely lunch of gumbo (perfect on a rainy day) and some yummy Mexican hot chocolate. My painting was dull. But when a heavy rain began and the thunder started, her "good Dane" as she calls him, was nervous and sat nearby. He was begging to be sketched. So I grabbed a panel and did the above. He is an enormously big baby. And I am enormously blessed to have a friend like V.

btw - I'm tired of feeling sorry for myself and not painting. "Shut up and paint!" I told myself this morning. Thanks for bearing with me.

6 comments:

Sheila said...

Oh, I like this very much Robin. You may think you've been out of the painting mood but it appears these big juicy brush strokes were very well and intuitively placed. I love the loose look and subtle colors.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Robin, This is wonderful, loose, raw, full of life. Love it!

Linda said...

This is a wonderful painting! Love the colors you used. The background color is just perfect. "Good Dane" looks very regal and must be a close companion to V. Isn't it a blessing to have a dear friend that will share art and yummy gumbo and hot chocolate?!! You are very fortunate to have her and to have your fantastic talent! I love your work!

Dennis Dame said...

Very nice piece Robin! love to see the paint!!

Claire Kayser said...

Robin, if I were to have painted this coming out of a painting slump, I would be ECSTATIC!!! I love the looseness, colors and the faded, unfinished edges. VERY NICE!

Jala Pfaff said...

I LOVE this!!
Enjoying your blog here, from Suzanne's. Very nice work. I also appreciate your analysis of values in Kim English's work. Helpful to me too, I often stick with middle values.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...