A Colorful Year

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts

Robin says you can make any color you want using a few basic colors. As with me always seeming to need some new and “better” camera equipment, that doesn’t keep her from buying a wide variety of shades and colors. Sometimes I wonder if she buys them because of their creative names such as dioxazine purple, radiant turquoise and alizarin crimson.

These paint tubes were photographed on her glass studio palette, then over saturated with color and given a painterly effect. Empty and crimped, bent and broken, these tubes have been used to create pleasing results. This year is spent and so is the paint. It’s time to start anew with blank canvas and fresh pigment.

What an incredible year of travel and creating Robin and I have had! With all the adventure and excitement of globe-trotting and exploring East Tennessee, one of our biggest blessings has been the many people we meet through our downtown studio. Visitors from all over the world have taken a few minutes to appreciate our creativity. What more could a couple of artists ask?

Happy New Year to you and yours; paint it anyway you feel.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Phoenix Building at 418 South Gay Street where you can stop and see their work. Their website is www.ChristopherRobinArts.com. All works are copyright protected.


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