Thursday, December 17, 2015

Moving Day!

Hello lovely followers,  today is moving day.  You may have noticed not so many posts from me of late, I really have been painting but it's gotten way out of hand this outreach process, so I'm simplifying.  You can find new studio posts here!blog/c22ed  on my website, or here on my studio studio FaceBook page.  I hope you'll still like to follow me along.

Attached are two studio announcements as a parting gift.... check out the 2016 calendar of my illustrations published by The Horse magazine.  and a little reminder that it's never too late for a painting Gift Certificate to honor that special someone this holiday season!   Happy solstice trails, I hope to see you on my website blog (where there is more info. about both the calendar and gift certificates)  Thanks for your interest!     robin

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

What I do on my summer vacations....

Enjoyed the opportunity to share my park and wilderness residency experiences with Peninsula Art League membership last night!  Here are two links to guide you in applying for a park residency yourself.  National Parks, AIR program is here;
Voices of the Wilderness program here;   and if you'd like more information including a link to my books about Glacier and Gates of the Arctic (the books are available to read and purchase online, go here ) or check out my website;   Finally, don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!  Happy trails and happy creating!    robin

Sunday, August 30, 2015

church was awesome this morning

We went to the early service, the chorus sang better than ever, everyone was baptized.  Hallelujah!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Horse Portrait

Annie, 7x5" acrylic
I paint small portraits for a local veterinary practice (Rocky Bay Equine) of client animals that have died.  They often give a gift certificate to their clients as a gesture of acknowledgement of the singular bond and special value of an animal and it's caretaker.  As a painter, it's satisfying to do, but I don't always have the best reference material to work with.  Even so, sometimes I like the gestural sketches that result.  This is one I like much better than the photograph.  The client is happy, so apparently it also serves its intended purpose of reminding them of their friend.  The whole process seems to be a win for everyone, even in the face of loss, thanks RBE :)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Evening Calm

Here is the first sketch inspired by our kayak trip to Bella Bella, in Canada's middle BC coast.  It's also called the "raincoast" or "the Great Bear Rainforest"... and for good reason!  I got my fix of summer rain.... but you'd never get this special kind of calm without the storm so it works for me! 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

On a Roll

acrylic painting, 5x7"

Looking forward to some kayak time chasin' seagulls, maybe sea otter, a seal or two, if we're lucky some whales cruising the shoreline.  Heading north to Bella Bella in the middle of the Great Bear Rainforest and source of oh so much painterly inspiration!  See you when I get back, cheerios! 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Evening Falls on Summer Pasture

It has been a welcome break in the heat around here.  True Northwesterners are flapping their webbed feet in excitement to see some rain!  With all the fires the sunsets are spectacular.  Field hay has already been cut once, may get a second cutting if it rains enough to keep the grasses alive.