This Kiss

Christopher RobinArts 865

Can you remember your first kiss? Or remember the sweet, sloppy kisses of a young child?
“This Kiss” required lots of yummy research and was fun to paint as it magically …

One gull

Christopher RobinArts 865

This solitary seagull has this beach all to himself. On Sunday, Punxsutawney Phil apparently did not see his shadow thus predicting an early spring. Summer will soon follow and those …

Shady Methodist

Christopher RobinArts 865

Shady Methodist. Not a denominational slur but rather a descriptive term. This work was painted en Plein air in the shade of the Cade’s Cove Methodist Church. If it could, …

Redbud in snow

Christopher RobinArts 865, Inside 640

A coating of snow quiets the air and brings a certain softness to the hills and valleys of East Tennessee. After the initial rush to get into downtown to the …

Bethlehem Road

Christopher RobinArts 865

Recently I was trying to find words to describe how I choose a subject to paint.
Consider shoe shopping or speed dating. You survey the potential and zoom in on a …

Cove fence in the morning stillness

Christopher RobinArts 865

Any time you make the effort to be one of the first people into Cades Cove, it is worthwhile. The quiet, the wildlife, morning fog or, in this case, the …

October prize

Christopher RobinArts 865

Have you ever visited a pumpkin patch in October? The air is crisp, the vines have dried and the rich colors of the blue sky and orange pumpkins vibrate off …

Varied textures and light create hidden faces

Christopher RobinArts 865

This frequently photographed small waterfall is on the side of the road in the Tremont area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Everyone recognizes the grand landscapes of the …