Monday, November 1, 2010

Musical Inspiration

I have been working (slowly) on a demo painting from the class I teach on Thursday nights. I wanted to  blend impressionistic brushstrokes into representational form. This weekend I decided to download and purchase some Andrea Bocelli music along with several other classical Italian singers and something happened to me when I took out my paints, I got lost in my creative process, for hours and hours. It was heavenly.

Halloween proved to be a bit of a distraction but this morning I think I finished working on my newest  pathway painting. This has been an ongoing theme in my art for almost a year and a half now, and I do think I am about ready to see what's waiting for me on the other side. (I have to admit, viewing this painting works best at a distance). I hope the feeling I was trying to convey translates on your computer monitor.

"Another Pathway", watercolor, 30" x 22"


  1. I love your pathway paintings. This looks beautiful online, that's for sure! Do you have any small ones?

  2. Hi Terry, thanks.
    I do have smaller versions painted with wax but I also started this series with an 18" x 24" watercolor pathway. I think this could be a good place to move on to my next "thing" although I don't know what that is yet.

  3. Beautiful Robin, you really got those greens right which is no mean feat.

  4. This is gorgeous! I love the perspective of going deeper and deeper into the woods. I feel as if I'm being called down the path. Lovely. I agree with Mark, the greens are luscious.

  5. Hi Mark and Pam,
    Green is one of those colors especially with watercolor that once it's on the paper, it's never going to leave (or move) so I was hoping I kept the flow going and avoided muddy mixes of color. Thanks for your feedback.