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What's On Robin's Easel This Month?

Experimenting With Mediums  

As some of you know, the manufacturer  significantly changed the medium I use most.
I have a stash of it ( I went around the city buying up all I could find of the 'old' version) but as I'm about to start a large commission I don't want to run the risk of running out and not knowing what my alternative might be....
so, I'm experimenting. 
These littles are about half done, and I seem to have a clear winner, Whew THAT's  relief. 
The crazy thing is this is the second time this has happened, It makes you wonder what the heck manufactures are thinking!

The rest of the sketches  I had ready to go are on hold as I do the prep steps for the 60"x24" commission I'm working up.

So, what are the steps?

1, mine in situ sketches and photo references for something that speaks to me
2, do thumbnails to work up the bones (design)
3, do a full size pastel sketch to further tweak and work out any 'bugs'
4, cut the terraskin, and mount it on plascore
5, do background colour AKA sky 
6, transfer sketch
7, underpaint with rich colour
8, outline with black
9, build first texture
10. do first glaze
repeat 9 & 10 until satisfied, there are at lest 3 layers of texture, and dozens of layers of glaze
11, prep cradled board, and mount almost finished painting
12, finish layers
13, top coat
14, wire for hanging
15, deliver!!

Speaking of delivery... 
Gibbons Gate, 6x6
  Elgin Spring, 6x6
Summer Days 6x6
Have all been delivered to Art With Panache  140 Fullerton St, London, they're having a 'small art' show and sale July 30-August 27, there's going to be some stunning work by area artists in this show!


I delivered my work to STEPAC for my solo in Gallery Three on Thursday. After 3 postponements, it's finally happening, crossed fingers toes and everything else!!!!!
STEPAC has put a lovely bit on their website,

301 Talbot St. St Thomas,ON, CA, N5P1B5
Phone: 519-631-4040
Hours of Operation

Tuesday-12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday-12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday-12:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Friday-12:00pm - 04:00 pm
Saturday-12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
for a map go here

and a big thank you to my friends at Learners for their support and shout out

Also you'll be happy to know that. Artist's Whimsy, Beach Breeze and Van Gough Sky all found forever homes this month, thank you Art Emporium!

Until next month

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