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"Seven Layers of Spring" juried into California Art Club's 107th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, opening June 9th

"Seven Layers of Spring"  16 x 20 watercolor on paper California Art Club 107th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition at the  Natural...

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.