Robin Hall. This woman can paint… anything and everything. I love the distance in many of her paintings, the atmospheric feeling, it’s not just a painting, it’s like you are wherever she is painting. Just look at this water – extraordinary color, the color of the wet sand, the palms – everything about this is beautiful.
I love how Robin says (in her bio below) that as an artist she considers herself a student. That really is the attitude we should all have. To not want to learn or try new things is to become stagnant. Both in work and in interest. You will be more interested in life (no matter what, not just painting) if you see yourself as a student and want to learn, to absorb all kinds of information. It makes life (and paintings!) more interesting for sure!
See more of Robin’s work via these links:
I grew up in home full of art. From the stacks of art books, and my Mothers paintings still wet on the easels, to my Grandmother’s grand-scale dealership in Antique Paintings, Art was a dominant force.
Being exposed to the process of painting as a child, removed any reservation I might have had to jump in and explore it. I began with watercolor in high school, as a hobby, but once graduated and married, I ventured into many other trades outside the art world. I returned to painting just for the fun of it while in my 30’s. I never expected that art would again dominate my life or future.
My early work, in oil painting, focused on the open fields still abundant in Orange County, California. Today I find architecture and still life to be an attraction, because of the hard and soft edges one finds in these subjects and how strong directional light can bring such drama to a scene.
As an artist, I consider myself to be a student; continually seeking new directions and techniques, which keeps me challenged and immersed in my journey and the fun of “Painting”.
Read more about Robin by clicking on the orange BIO link above..
Catch you back here tomorrow!