Gabriel Roberts

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New Painting: “Sunday Morning, Craftsbury”


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This painting is on Rives BFK paper and measures 6.5 x 11.5 inches

View of our Crafstbury apartment from the step up from the kitchen to the utility room. Had to block the entryway while painting, so to get by we had to shimmmy sideways and hope we didn’t bump into the palette full of paint. I started the painting with my palette knife and got a few things in and then realized that I’d put in the ceiling at the top of the picture, and the refrigerator at the right, which didn’t leave much room for the table and chairs and the living room off to the left. So I took a brush and went at it with a bit of gusto, drawing in the things I wanted, moving the whole perspective down and to the left. This little half-hour session with the brush imparted some good energy that I tried to maintain in the picture. On the second day of painting, a Sunday morning, Ailynne sat down at the table with her crossword and coffee and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to paint her in. Her figure led me to realize that I’d made the table much too small, and the wall behind it much too narrow (she looked rather like a giant, capable of picking up the entire table). So I had to enlarge the wall, the table, and move the window scene a good deal to the right. The result is that the right side of the painting is a bit heavier—there’s alot more paint on it—than the left side. The left side is, incidentally, my favorite part of the picture and I like how much light comes through.

If you’re interested in acquiring this piece, please send me an email at gaberobertsart@gmail.com

Bunny Kitty brought to you by Cats: Painting Pictures Ep. 54

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From Craftsbury Vermont, in the company of Kitty and Bunny, a solo slam-jam with thoughts on Bridget Jones, house-sitting, potty-training, and yoga at home.  Featuring a slice of epic Christmas Music.

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/painting-pictures-gabriel/id846291943?mt=2

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http://gaberobertsart.com/podcast/?name=2016-12-19_bunny_kitty_brought_to_you_by_cats.mp3

Show Notes: link to Handel’s Messiah: https://youtu.be/1enCdAS4Yd0?list=PL1NdbY2MVsnALj2gBjAX7ItcgL-GgnYv4

December 2016 Desktop Calendar Background

Good morrow good sirs and madams!!! Tis the season of snow! Here in Craftsbury, Vermont, the snow is falling heavily today and it’s beautiful. Our background for December features a photo from here in town, just yesterday before the snow really arrived:

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Please click on one of the following links to download the background for your desktop:
2880×1800, 2560×1600, 1920×1200, 1680×1050, 1440×900, 1280×800

Click here to donate and support more calendars: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=-osQ272KUnOYY46lN4COYvV19ClEYkmimq8yU4-BydEccvf1HFe558W0HXwp8FELa45pm0

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