Thursday, August 20, 2015

Last Minute Opening...

There has been a last minute cancellation for my 1 day workshop, Bridge to Abstraction.  If you are curious about this pastel class, please contact the Newburyport Art Association and they will get you enrolled!  I have supplies so if you are short on some, don't forego this workshop!!
This Saturday morning!!!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Frozen Field, II, study - sold!

I love the colors reflected onto snow and ice.  This oil study was painted with a palette knife on board, 6" x 8", $100 including shipping including the US.  Email me if you are interested in this piece!

Sunday, August 2, 2015


Today's blog offer is 'Unsettled', 5" x 5" oil on cradled gessoboard, $80 including free shipping g in the US.  I actually like this painting which doesn't happen often!!
If you would like to purchase this piece for your home, please email me -
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Today's oil study being offered  is 5" x 7" on board, $80 including shipping in the US.  It can be set on an easel or framed to hang.  It is a frozen field that I drive by  a lot; it's beautiful in every season.  First person to email gets it!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Oil Study

Today's small study is oil on cradled gesso board, 4" x 4", $70 with free shipping in the US.  If you are interested, email me at

You can view my finished oil and pastel paintings @


Monday, July 27, 2015

Morning Dunes, study. Sold!

This 5" x 5" sketch was painted in oils on gessoed cradle board and is wired for hanging or can stand on an easel.  This piece is $80.   I am now offering my small studies and sketches from 4" x 4" through 6" x 8" each for under $100 including shipping (US only).  An affordable way to collect original art!  Interested?  Email me @

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Marsh on Newman Road - Oil Study

Here is my latest study...painted from a photo I took last fall.  This marsh has been painted many times by many artists, but it's still a favorite of mine.
 I am now offering some of my small oil studies and sketches, 4" x 4" up to 6" x 8", each for under $100 including shipping (US only).  This piece is 5" x 5", oil on cradled gessoboard, $80.   Wired and ready to hang or stand on a small easel.  If you follow me on instagram, I will give you a small discount!  Interested?  Just email me at

Saturday, July 25, 2015

3rd Oil Study Offer...

This 6" x 6" oil sketch was painted on gesso board and can be framed or placed on an easel.  This is a study of waves and rocks from the Maine coastline.  Offered for $90 including free shipping (US only), + small discount if you follow me on instagram!  First email gets it!

Thank you!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Today's study is 5" x 7", charcoal, wax & oil on board, $90 with free shipping in US.  First to email gets it!  Can be framed or set on an easel in your home or office.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Studies and Sketches! - sold!

I am now offering some of my small oil studies and sketches, 4" x 4" up to 6" x 8", each for under $100 including shipping (US only).  This piece is 5" x 5", oil on cradled gessoboard, $80.   Wired and ready to hang or stand on a small easel.  If you follow me on instagram, I will give you a small discount!  Interested?  Just email me at
I am also reviving my long lost blog, so please check back for updates on classes, shows and goingson!  You can see my new works on instagram, my favorite spot for daily doses of art from artists all over the world! 

Update....the 1st blog study is now sold!  Thank you!!

Monday, March 10, 2014


I can't believe how long it has been since I posted to my blog!!!  So much has happened, but I will just share the highlights...
Last fall I was juried into the New Hampshire Art Asc.  Last month I was juried into the Pastel Society of America and was given Signature Status which is a huge honor!  Many shows have gone by and pieces have made their way to new homes!  And now I am working on a double portrait commission and on paintings for upcoming shows I would like to enter.

My fall workshop at the Cape was a great success, and I am currently planning another for the fall in Maine so if you are interested, just let me know!

Monday morning and Friday evening classes are still on!  Spring is a great time to get started whether you are a beginner or seasoned artist trying to get motivated.  Give me a call!

In an effort to continue learning, I copied a master oil painting, 'The Oyster Gatherers of Cancale' by my favorite artist John Singer Sargent.  I was happy that it was done well enough for someone to want to own it!

Gotta get back to work - but I promise it won't take me so long until you see another post!!


Monday, August 19, 2013

Fall Lineup...

I'm cleaning up the details to my fall line up!  Visit my website to see the new fall classes schedule and for information on how to reserve your spot.  The fall plein air workshop on the Cape is filling up; you can find information for that on my website, also.  I am working on a commissioned portrait which I will post for you when it is completed.  And I am getting ready for the Andover Art in the Park which is quickly approaching!
This painting just went to a new home:

Enjoy the rest of your summer!


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

It's Been Awhile...

Wow - time passes so quickly!  I was surprised to see how long ago my last post was.
There is a lot going on...currently I have pieces in two exhibits at the Newburyport Art Association.  The first is my plein air group show, "A Brush with Beauty" which runs from August 7 through the 19th.  I am showing 11 pieces.  The reception is this Saturday, from 7-9 pm.  Stop by if you can!

I have two paintings in the Newburyport Art Association's 8 Cubed exhibit, a show of 200 - 8" x 8" unframed canvases!  It opens tomorrow and the reception coincides with my plein air reception - this Saturday from 7-9pm.

There's no time to waste - I am actively working on pieces for the Andover Art in the Park outdoor show coming up in September, and the NAA's Fall Juried Shows, Parts 1 & 2 along with a few others.  I will keep you up to date on what's happening!

I have been studying portrait and figure work and decided to copy a master painting to help. I settled on my favorite painting by John Singer Sargent - The Oyster Gatherers of Cancale.  Here is what I ended up with:

Next is a photo of a recent painting that never got shown - it sold from my website the day after I posted it and is being shipped to its new home in California:

That's about all for now!


Friday, May 31, 2013

Wet Paint Auction!

This is definitely short on notice, but...join me tomorrow for the Essex Art Center's 15th Annual Wet Paint Auction!  Artists will paint all day and then have their wet paintings auctioned off in the evening by auctioneer Matt Noyes.  Come join the fun, help support a great cause and maybe go home with an original piece of art from a local artist!

The piece below will also be available in the silent auction:

For details on this event, visit the art center's website:

Hope to see you there!


Friday, May 10, 2013

2013 Fall Workshop !!

Please call 603.339.1000 or email to find out details, secure your space and to get your supply list!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Newest Plein Air Painting...

I painted this small study in oils on linen this past Tuesday at the salt marsh in Newburyport.  I am excited that the warmer weather is finally here so that I can spend more time painting outdoors!

Please visit my Etsy shop for details about this piece.

Enjoy!  -robin

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Exciting News!

I am surprised and excited to tell you that my 2 pieces, 'Waiting' and 'The Shawl' were both accepted into the Newburyport Art Association's Regional Juried Show!! Visit for details and reception information. I have also started a new adventure on Etsy! This shop enables me to offer you original artworks at a lower cost - each piece is unframed and is either a study, a plein air piece or was done as a demonstration. I plan to add new pieces often so please visit often! Let me know what you think!! Happy Spring! robin

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I'm Now on Etsy!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Latest Drawing

I thought I would post my most recent drawing with a few progression photos so you could see my process. 
I am still learning how to draw and paint portraits and figures, and although I still have a long way to go, I was actually happy with this charcoal drawing because I feel it looks like the sitter.
Here is the initial stage:

After I got the placement and angle of the face (which was quite tricky!), I began to rough in the shoulders and body, which you can see in the next shot...

At this stage, I felt as though she was 'floating' or lost in the space of the paper, so I added some darks to the background...

Finally, I go in and finish any area I think needs work, still trying to maintain a sense of loosenss and softness.  

Here is the finished drawing.  Feel free to leave any questions or comments!!


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New! One Day Workshop!

Please call or email for information regarding this one day accelerated workshop !!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Parker River, Newburyport

I have been in 'learning mode' lately, studying portraits, taking a portrait class and copying Old Masters' works in color and grayscale in oils.  It's more difficult than I had anticipated.  I painted this small painting when I needed a break in's painted on Kitty Wallis sanded paper using mostly Terry Ludwig pastels and some of my new fav's, Diane Townsends.  I did a quick watercolor underpainting and followed up with the pastels and contrary to my usual snail-pace, I finished this painting in one sitting!

On another note, I am happy to say that my two entries to the Newburyport Art Asc.'s Winter Juried Show, Part 2 were accepted into the show.  Visit for details about the show.  I will post pictures of my entries soon!

Lastly, in addition to adding a morning class to my schedule, I am in the process of adding a one-day workshop...check my site soon for details!


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Just Added!!

In addition to my Monday and Friday evening classes, I am now offering Monday morning classes for all levels including beginners (some drawing skills needed).  These classes are lots of fun and offer loads of information including handouts, demonstrations, one-on-one instruction and more!  Morning classes start soon so call or email to reserve your space, ask about private lessons or to get a supply list.

On another note, I am honored to tell you that the above painting, 'Reflections', recently sold to someone I respect as an artist and person.  thanks!!

Stay tuned for more information on upcoming workshops!

- robin

ps.  'friend' me on Facebook to see paintings I occasionally post!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Looking ahead...

Happy New Year!  I have so much planned for the new year including classes, workshops & various shows and will update my website with details soon!  
I am continuing to focus my attention on figures and portraits, including the above piece that I am currently working on...."Waiting", a painting of a young expectant mother waiting for her husband to return from overseas...and for their new arrival.  I also have some exciting news to share with you in the near future...!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Thank You!!

What a great turnout this weekend for Amesbury's Open Studio weekend!  It was great to see everyone.  Thanks once again for all of the support you give me - personally and career wise - I am so lucky to have all of you.  Instead of showing you pieces I sold, I wanted to show you a painting I finished this week.  I really loved the light coming through the sail which is what I was aiming to capture.  I will be showing this piece at the upcoming Lowell's Boat Shop Annual Holiday Show in early December.  Visit my website for details!
Thanks again and again!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It's Almost Here....!

Be sure to stop by Friday night for our artist's reception...

Visit: for details!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall Juried Show, Part 2

The Newburyport Art Association's Fall Juried Show, Part 2 is about to start!  The show runs from October 26 through November 17, 2012.  Join me at the opening reception on October 27 from 7-9 pm.  The above pastel painting, Morning Brilliance, was accepted into the show!

Visit my 'Events' page @ for more details!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Save the Date!

Visit my website for details!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

What Fun!

 Friday evening I returned from a 3 day figure/portrait workshop in Vermont.  I learned a lot including using an alla prima approach which I had only used in my plein air landscape painting and I met some nice new people from as far away as I am fueled to paint so keep your eyes open for some more portrait and figure work!  This is a study I did on the 2nd day of 'Lara'.


Saturday, October 6, 2012

What Luck!

I was grateful to be juried into the NAA Fall Juried Show & feel incredibly lucky to have received Best in Show!  Click the link below to see the article...


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thank You!

Last Saturday I participated in the Friends for Peace Wet Paint Auction...the conditions were a bit tricky with the rain and mist considering I worked in pastel!  Although I wimped out and painted from my car with the luxuries of a heated seat, music, food and warmth, it was a bit squishy and I wasn't able to stand back and view my work as it progressed.  Above is a picture of what I came up with...thank you to person who not only invested in my work, but also donated to a great cause!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


I am happy to tell you that the two pieces I submitted to the Newburyport Art Asc.'s Fall Juried Show, Part 1 were both accepted....above is one of the two pieces.  The show runs from September 29 through October 20; the reception is September 30 from 7-9pm...join me!

Email: for more info.