|Red Rock Canyon Cactus 6x8 oil on panel|
I want to try and pass on some of what I learned at the convention and one bit of wisdom picked up was that my blog should not be a Rob-fest....in other words you guys don't necessarily want to read a bunch of self promotion by me....My blog should be about you! What you would like to know about me or maybe learn from me...right? That's kinda tricky because I do want to promote my work which is pretty essential to how I make my living...but I also want to keep you interested and coming back ....so if you have the time drop me a note and let me know what you really like reading about.
|Plein Air Convention room at the Red Rock Casino|
One of the first demonstrators was Richard Robinson. He is a very successful plein air painter from New Zealand. One of the things that has brought Richard a lot of attention besides his amazing artwork is his ability to teach his process using videos and social media. I met Richard when we were on our way to the Vermillion Cliffs. He was painting the canyon with another artist from Australia and invited me to paint with him..I'm sorry I didn't! But We wanted to get to the cliffs....You can order Richards excellent videos here. There is some free stuff too!...see.... I told you he was a good marketer!..
P.S. If you're wondering what the marching band is doing in the convention room....well, that is Eric Rhodes idea of a grand finale......and believe it or not....Elvis kicked off the event......Thank ya very much....