'Treats' Acrylic on wood assemblage ©robinrkent

Sunday, February 24, 2013

You Are Not Alone

After completing my first (in a long while) painterly painting (shown above), I figured I'd try another. I have a few snaps that might turn into paintings someday. I'll keep creating folk art assemblages and such, but this new curiosity adds another layer to the mix.
'Away From It All'       Acrylic on Canvas               ©robinrkent
My paintings are intentionally soft because I use the same brushes (and paint) on canvas that I use when painting wood sculptures and assemblages. The wood wrecks the brush point, and I like the effect. I bought new (sissy) brushes to be used only on canvas and am waiting for their arrival.
Found a kindred spirit. Alanna Martinez has similar views to mine on painting. In her short article on 'Blouin Art Info,' she sums up 6 painting instincts while viewing the Matisse show at the Met. She hits on many of the 'no-nos' I was told, turning them into 'yes-yes'. Here's the link: http://www.artinfo.com/print/node/854181


An Urban Cottage said...

Seeing both side by side, I see a common out-of-focus photorealism that's really cool.

Cynthia Myers said...

Wow, I really mean WOW.
Your talent never ceases to amaze me. LOVE this painting!
I will read that article, thanks for the link.
(Thanks also for your kind comment and I answered your questions about Bono in my comments.)
XOXO - Cindi

Robin Kent said...

I owe it to my out of focus brushes. Still need to loosen the grip a little more.

Sand said...

The trees are green and it is a porch. Will spring be here soon? I wish it were here. In NYC where it is cool today. I like what you define as "soft".
I never got to comment on the last post. The photo of you on the dock is a vision of Huck Finn for me.

liza myers said...

So magical, as always Robin! I want to live in that soft glowing world!

Carole said...

I'd like to sit on one of your green chairs, take off my glasses and not focus at all. Off to your link.......