Sunday, January 25, 2015

Flower Fields ,Watercolor Demonstration at California Watercolor Association National Exhibit


 Getting started at the base of the barn



Establishing composition



Adding sky, refining shapes


Adding darks. Saturating color.

Flower Fields  demonstration 11 x 14

This may be done, or I may tweak it a bit  I was in the mood to paint a spring scene.
It was an honor to demonstrate at the California Watercolor National Exhibit. There are demonstrations most Saturdays during the exhibit at ther Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Walnut Creek ,construction banner at 1500 Mount Diablo Blvd

Thanks to the city of Walnut Creek for this fun public art project, I appreciate the chance to see this large!
The original painting is Wild at Heart, 14 x 14 propped in front of the banner.


Here I am next to it to give you an idea of scale

Saturday, January 3, 2015

California Watercolor Assoc. Article in Bay Area News Group Papers

Thank you to the California Watercolor Association and the Bay Area News Group for featuring me and my painting in the article that ran on New Year's Day. A pretty nice way to start the year!







A link to read the article online is here: 



The reception for this exhibit is January 15th6 to 8 pm  at the Harrington Gallery in Pleasanton. I will be at the reception and also will be demonstrating at the exhibit space on January 24th.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

MAKING A MARK: Ten Facebook Pages about Art in 2014

Thank you Katherine!  Making a Mark is one of the most helpful, intelligently written blogs about art that I follow, of course I think she has amazing taste for selecting my facebook page as one of HER top ten


MAKING A MARK: Ten Facebook Pages about Art in 2014



My facebook page is at http://www.facebook.com/robinpurcellpaints and it is public so you don't need to join FB to view it.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Two Paintings accepted into the California Art Club's 104th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition and Sale: After the Fire VI and By the Old Field



After the Fire VI 14 x 17

By the Old Field 16 x 20

I am very excited about this. I have now exhibited in five Gold Medal Exhibits in a row!
 This exhibit is juried by an expert panel of musuem professionals and Master Artists so it is very satisfying to  be accepted.
Dates:
March 29th to April 19th 2015
USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Californiaartclub.org