Artist's Palette

Art Therapy

Robyn first encountered paint as a child at St Joseph’s Convent in Bunbury (south-west Western Australia) but did not commence serious art studies until many years later. After marrying and raising a family she attended decorative art classes and found a renewed passion for painting, with a special affection for floral subjects rendered in acrylics.

A move to the country put Robyn in a new situation where she was unable to attend art classes each week, so she started to teach herself. She began buying magazines, books, tutorial videos and virtually anything she could put her hands on to further her knowledge of painting, with colour theory and brush techniques as high priorities.

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• Canvas board 76 x 51 cm. • Artists’ oil paints: Titanium White (TW); Cobalt Blue (CB) or Ultramarine Blue; Yellow Ochre (YO); Cadmium Yellow (CY); Permanent Magenta (PM) or Crimson Lake; Indian Red (IR); Cadmium Red (CR); Burnt Umber (BU) or Burnt