While Robin’s body of work includes still-lifes, figures, and plein air painting of landscapes, she’s most prolific in portraits. For these she has experimented with the Zorn palette. Briefly, this is a basic color palette developed by Swedish artist Anders Zorn, consisting of Lead White, Yellow Ochre, Vermilion and Ivory Black. From these 4 colors it’s possible to produce a tremendous range of tones — it’s considered an important development for portrait painting. Here’s how Robin sums up her love of this subject:
“Painting portraits is challenging – but incredibly rewarding! Simplifying my palette to something that I know works has given me freedom to focus on other details of my work. Anders Zorn’s limited palette gives me a beautiful range of skin tones and I’m virtually guaranteed color harmony in my paintings.”
Given her passion for what she does, it’s not surprising that Robin’s paintings have attracted much attention. She is the recipient of a number of awards in juried competitions around the country, and is featured at quite a few galleries throughout North Carolina. Robin also holds regular workshops to help other newly emerging artists to develop their skills and techniques. Go to the next page for a small sample of her work.
To learn more or to contact Robin, go to robinwellner.com