Tuesday, April 7, 2009



Wisteria in Fog, 12x16, oil on linen panel $475 unframed
Have you had as much rain as we? It made for a steamy foggy Saturday morning. It started with a sunny fog, and the land was magical with the morning sun trying to beam through. I wonder if that's what a passage to heaven looks like? I found a painting every mile. This just happens to be down the road from my house, and the wisteria is especially abundant this year. I had to wait until Monday to paint it as the demo for a class. It was such fun. I get such inspiration from being around other artists.
Another wonderful experience is the "A PASSION FOR PAINTING" blog award.

Gee golly wow. This was awarded by the wonderful artist Kathleen Harrington whose artwork and blog you'll enjoy. Kathleen just bubbles with passion. The award asks to name 7 other artists whose work is inspiring, and to name 7 things I love.........

So here are 7 artists in no particular order that I'd like to pass a PASSION award: (imagine a logo for the award here)
The first is Kim Ratigan who designed the logo for the original award. Here's where I confess my computer dumbness because I cannot figure how to cut and paste the award here in this posting. DUH. But if you like animals you will enjoy the verve Kim adds to her paintings. The next is passionate about horses, Sharon Crute - you can just feel the burst of energy off her canvases of horses. And there is no end to the things I've learned from LindaBlondheim about passion, although I imagine she has every painting award there is. You'll enjoy the freshness of her Florida scenes. I pass the next PASSION AWARD to "Blog Artists". They combine passion with fun. It's where I go when I want to smile. Then a young (to me!) artist with passion is Tracy Helgeson - so mysterious are her paintings that I willingly want to get lost in them. Someone else who inspires passion for me is Nancy Medina. Nancy's cheerfulness matches her paintings.

And the 7 things I love:

1. Les - the guy who makes it possibleand keeps me smiling.(also known as sugar smacky lips)
2. Trees, the land, air, water, fire, horses- just all of nature.
3. My sister and family, my wonderful friends. I would be nothing without them. 4. I love ( well, really enjoy) my little PT Cruiser. 5. the church where I am able to recieve the grace of God. 6. I love seeing good art and paintings - I'm a museum nut. 7. I love smearing paint around.
These are the guidelines:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post 2. Name 7 blogs 3. Be sure to list and link your nominees within your post 4. Let them know they have received this award by leaving a comment on their blog 5. Nominate your favorites and link to your post.
AND you've honored me just by reading this far and following. Here's a big hug to all of you........


  1. This is a knock out painting Robin!! This one is a guaranteed winner!!

    We didn't get much Wisteria this year.
    Thanks for the nice award. Right click on the award at her blog. Save as a file. Then use your gadget for html on your blog layout to paste.

  2. Hi Robin,

    I found your blog through Nancy Medina's blog. Your paintings are stunning! Nancy is right, the way you handle light is masterful. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.

  3. Thank you so much Robin!!! I am so honored and humbled. I blogged about you today.
    many hugs....