Cassandra Tondro posted on her blog a nice piece about my painting ( John Robertson ) demonstration at the Santa Paula Art Museum. Here is a link to Cassandra’s website “about” page. I have known Cassandra For a number of years when I lived in the Los Angeles area. We attended the same art salon in Santa Monica that met once s month. Her work is beautiful, using bright colors and in unusual ways. Go to her website to see them. The work I like of hers are the Botanical Ecoprints she makes.
Here is a short description from her website explaining what the Botanical Ecoprints are:
“Using fallen leaves collected on neighborhood walks, I create one-of-a-kind ecoprints made by steaming leaves against paper. No inks, dyes or paints are used — just the colors from the plants themselves.
On the way to the trash, the plant material takes a detour through my studio to leave its imprint as art before being tossed onto the compost heap.
The ecoprints have an ethereal feel. They beckon us to slow down, quiet our minds, take a closer look, and appreciate the spirit of the trees. The colors of the prints are a whisper of reality, their patterns a pale and delicate gift at the end of the leaves’ brief lives.”
John Robertson Painting Demonstration
What a treat! I got to see one of my favorite painters, artist John Robertson, do a painting demonstration at the Santa Paula Art Museum today. John starts with a black outline of his portrait, and fills in with his very loose style of painting. He’s also very funny and entertaining to watch. John uses house paints for his work, and he’s the person who first got me interested in house paint for my art many years ago.
Three of artist John Robertson’s finished paintings were on display on the museum floor. These are very large paintings — like 8 feet x 4 feet or so.