New Blog for now

I have decided to start blogging at my main art website, RobinRobertsFineArt.com. We’ll see how that goes for awhile.

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Miller Hall Cupola, Ashland University

Miller Hall Cupola, Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio

13.5" x 10.5" watercolor

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. This is one of the cupola’s on the campus of Ashland University. It happens to be on a building that is scheduled to be razed next month. I went to classes in this building when I was a student here. This is Miller Hall which was once the library, offices and classrooms for the college. There are probably lots of memories that people have of this place.

Contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting or any other painting you see here unless otherwise noted.

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Reflections of Red

Reflections of Red, High Banks Metro Park, Columbus, Ohio

10.75" x 13.75" watercolor on Arches w/c board

I went painting with the Ohio Plein Air Society last Saturday. It was a little crisp but the sun came out and there was some beautiful light. I fought through some thorn bushes to get this angle across the pond back into the barn and I think it was worth it. Still experimenting with watercolor and really liking the experience.

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A couple quick watercolors

Green Roofs, Ashland, Ohio

9" x 12" watercolor on paper

Sugar Maple, Ashland, Ohio

10.5" x 14.5" watercolor on paper

These are a couple watercolors I did this past week. I didn’t have a lot of time either time that I was going out to paint so I decided to just take along the watercolors. I haven’t done a watercolor plein air for quite awhile. It sure is a lot easier than carting around all the oil supplies. Anyway, I was happy to be able to get outside while it was nice and capture some fall crispness. The painting of the farm was painted from the Walmart parking lot. The treeline was from Brookside West looking towards the golf course.

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Coors Light

Coors Light, Manhattan Island

9" x 12" watercolor

I’ve been playing around a little with watercolor lately. I did this one as part of the virtual paintout from Bill Guffy. A great little thing to go to when your looking for something to do when you can’t get out.

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OPAS Competition, Lakeside

Bergman Orchards, Marblehead, Ohio

12" x 16" oil on canvas

This was my entry into the Ohio Plein Air Society competition last Sunday. I tried something new by trying to focus most of the attention on the foreground pumpkins. It was an interesting morning as the sun was out most of the time but then I got rained on about half way through as well. I also had the local newspaper stop by for pictures and a short interview. The link for that is here. I only got up there to paint on Saturday due to a busy schedule.

Lakeside Hotel Fountain, Lakeside Ohio

8" x 10" oil on canvas

This was the other painting that I finished during the competition weekend. It was a bit overcast for this one. I had a lot of great visitors during this one. One of the things I like about plein air is the people you meet.

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Old Abe

Old Abe, Ashland University

12" x 16" oil on canvas

I painted this one on Saturday morning. I couldn’t get any of these students to stand still for me is I did the best I could to remember a few of them. This is right at the end of summer so the flowers are starting to fade (I spruced them up a little) and we can start to see signs of fall in the trees. But great weather for painting. I hope to get out a lot in the next few weeks.

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White’s Mill, Athens, Ohio

White's Mill, Athens, Ohio

12" x 16" oil on canvas

I did this painting last Saturday as part of the White’s Mill challenge sponsored by the Ohio Plein Air Society and Russell Chamberlain, of Athens Real Estate Company. Thanks to he and Jeff Risner for setting this up. It wound up being a nice day although a little overcast at times. There was judging at the end of the day along with wine and cheese. I was honored to receive an honorable mention which means my painting will hang at the real estate office for the next month amongst some other great paintings. And they are for sale too. If your in the area, get on down there and check out the show.

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The Young Farm, Ashland, Ohio

The Young Farm

8" x 10" oil on canvas

I was able to get out for a few hours to do this plein air painting of a farm’s grain silo’s yesterday afternoon while it was so nice. I drove around a bit until this caught my eye. Finished in time to get home and get cleaned up for Friday night football. You could smell it int he air.

This painting is available. As are most of the painting on here. Contact me if you are interested.

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Rybolt Corridor Light

16" x 12" oil on canvas

I had a chance to get out and paint yesterday and I got this one in at Ashland University before the rain started. I have done a few paintings on the campus and now I am thinking about putting together a series of paintings from AU. Who knows. This light post caught my eye in the morning light and these hanging flowers are incredibly thick. I took a little bit out of the background in order to focus on the post and flowers. I’m learning and enjoying the journey.

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