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–Thoughts–

What if we communicated to help others suffer less?

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2020 Redesign?

Yep, I’ll keep this short and sweet. I’m redesigning the site. I’ve changed the priority of the site, and what I hope to feature. So, stay tuned, and enjoy the art. 🙂 With immense gratitude Robin

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Series October_19 Integration-1 Lessons

(Initially started Oct 2019) I finished a series of 7 panels. This is the first series since CVP 2019 ended; and really probably, the first real series in my history. I started with my own works, and lessons from some really excellent works that had something I really liked. And what resulted was surprising. And […]

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Series #4: Vocabulary 1

Taking some favorite bits from Series #3 (at bottom of this post), photographs, I started to play with different methods and tools to create them. The footprint or *loud conversation* was set, which let me focus on the how of the series. And include risk. Ha-haa Starting with the photos of the footprints, in black […]

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Going B/W to improve

This is about using a cool tool in my iPhone to improve an art journal spread. Seems like a lot of work for an art journal spread, but it’ll pay off in other exercises I’m thinking. So, I have this journal spread in BW (black and white) by using the black and white setting in […]

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Working in Stages, Stage 2

This is about going back over the CVP class, and now starting a new series of paintings. This time I have 6 panels, some brand new, some with old paint. Also, using the Joan Fullerton “recipe to start” to get them in the same level/s at least to begin together. I started with a lot […]

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Encaustic printmaking: stenciling (pt 1)

I was interested in different types of applying encaustic to create a true fine art print. Stenciling (aka pochoir) is an acceptable method. So, how could this be used using encaustic paint? After reading about a few methods, I gave it a try with a paper peacock stencil. Above: Painting encaustic paint over the stencil. […]

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Encaustic Monotypes

what is it– Encaustic painting definition: A nice, straightforward definition is: “Encaustic painting is a mixed media technique that involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments have been added. The liquid/paste is then applied to a surface — usually prepared wood, although canvas and other materials are often used. The term is derived from […]

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5-point Jourdan Fortnight for Aug 31, 2019

Here is your dose of the brand-new “5-point Jourdan Fortnight,” a list of what we’re enjoying or musing. What we’re reading — Robin: Starting on my path to creating an app (you’ve been warned), I just finished book 1: “How to Code: A step-by-step guide to computer coding” by Max Wainewright. OK, I skipped the bot parts, […]

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Exploring: Artist Richard Diebenkorn

“Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating.”—John Cleese Currently, I’m looking at Richard Diebenkorn, (1922-1993) What he did (special): Diebenkorn is associated with the Bay Area art scene of the late  1950-60s. “Quintessentially Californian artist” (artnet.com) Where: lived mostly in the Pacific Coast area of North Ameica. Why: Diebenkorn’s overall style […]