Garden palette

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts

With my palette knife in hand, this 8×8 painting came along quickly, but in a different way. Traditionally, one adds paint to canvas with the dull, spatula-like painting knife. With this piece that wasn’t working for me. I wanted to portray bee balm blossoms with a distant mountain background. Non-success prompted a change.

Scraping off the scene with my knife, the bee balm morphed into a non-descript flower. A few left turns didn’t take me to the planned destination, but I’m still happy with where it landed. Hoping you like it too!

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 All works are copyright protected.


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