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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Until we meet again . . .

Several friends have asked me about my trip recently, and about posting photos and my blog.

I’ve decided to visit my son before leaving, so this will be my last “blog” before heading out.  

I think it best for me to just post at one place.  

I will be updating my photo/sketches/story via my Facebook Art page located here: 

So if you’d like to follow, be sure to go to the page and like the page to get the notices.

It’s going to be a busy last couple of weeks before leaving, so have a great couple of months!!  I will hope to hear from you via Facebook, and that’s where I’ll leave any updates.

Have a great Halloween, and Thanksgiving.  I will be wandering during those holidays between Giverny France ending up in Copenhagen and the north of Denmark.


My best wishes to all of you!!  Since I’m not going to take my computer, I will update when I can!

Avoir un merveilleux Octobre et Novembre!

Heb een prachtige oktober en november!

Haben eine wunderbare Oktober und November!

Har en vidunderlig oktober og november!

See you mid-December!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Photographs inform my process

Lately, I've been roaming my local hillsides, shooting mostly skies.  The sunrise/sunset is predominant but lately just cloud formations.  Actually, I'm most attracted to shape and light.

Here's a few images from my photo shoots of late:








Sunday, May 25, 2014

May 2014

It’s been some time since I’ve written to share what’s happening in my art life.

It’s changing!  What a surprise.

As I seek to find the voice I will use in the next series, my life stories, my life continues to transition.

I will soon embark on a new discovery trip to Denmark, landing on the land of my Danish roots and am excited.

I have chosen not to show any work this year in regular venues or “open studio”,  as I prepare and create this new series.

Feel free to write to me if you are interested in any of the work you’ve seen in the past, I’d love for you to have it!

For now, I’m doing some cleaning and nesting: researching - as this new work feels significant to me.  

Of course always available for commissions.  

Look for my work and direction via twitter and Facebook, I will be sharing my journey soon!

Robbin



Friday, January 17, 2014

David Hockney and His Bigger Picture...

I came out of my post December fog today and ventured into San Francisco for the last weekend of the David Hockney show.

David Hockney, to be honest, was never a favorite of mine.  In fact, I thought about missing this show because of the buzz about his "Ipad" drawings, and I thought, hmmm, do I really want to see that?   Well, I decided, yes.  Why not.  I have used my Iphone and have put my own paintings and drawings layered into Photoshop tools, to make a new image, so why not?

I'm so glad I did!!

Not only, was I wow'd, but I learned so much about this artist and found, as I usually do, places to resonate with his process and the way he views the world..

He took the last few years and did landscapes in his England surroundings and wow, I was inspired by the candidness of the work and also the prolific body he's created in such a short time.

He also recently, last Fall, suffered a stroke, and was unable to speak, and found painting a way of expressing.  I wondered if that inwardness also didn't help him in focusing on what was so vivid in nature and found his work absolutely fascinating.

Here is a video he made of his process.  Here he speaks about creating the large pieces and his "bigger picture". Nothing touches seeing this exhibit in person, and I wish I'd seen it a bit earlier, so I could revisit it.  Seeing his sketchbooks and 18 screen video work plus his charcoal drawings, what a retrospect!

Here is a video taken from his site, and a link to his Iphone drawings/paintings.  Seriously amazed by this one in particular.  The size of these works is also great.  He put smaller canvasses together to make the landscape like your were standing right in it.  Great respect for him.  I would turn the corner and feel like i was in the forest... his forest.  Several of us gasped when we got into the larger gallery.  He has all the seasons in charcoal and paint...

He speaks for the Telegraph about his Ipad work:  Starting with emailing his friends drawings from his iphone.

What is most satisfying to me, is, the show is not about the Ipad drawings, but instead about how the Ipad work informs his manual drawings and paintings.  I am inspired.  He repeatedly spoke (I had the audio show) about his need for capturing the many colors in nature when out on site, and how the Ipad lended to many quick sketches and color changes easily.  I love that!!

It was well worth the visit, and the museum was packed!!!