It was wonderful to see Christina Strassfield at Guild Hall's Opening Reception for the Annual Artists Members Exhibition! We hadn't seen each other for many years, since we both worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She's the loveliest person and it was such a nice surprise. #art #guildhall #guild_hall #arthamptons #robynbellospirito
"She Is Golden", oil on canvas. She hangs on my wall where I see her often. She has deep meaning. Some have been deeply touched by her, but overall she has not received as much attention as other works of mine. I made a video about her on my youtube channel after I painted her last year. One very insightful friend who is a writer said this queen has " confrontational eyes of peace". The blues and golds are much more rich in person. This painting just glows. #art #painting #oilpainting #figurative #woman #lady #queen #gold #yellow #golden #blue #peace #beautiful #newyorkartist #robynbellospirito
Gold paint is funny. Depending on the light and the angle at which it is viewed, it either shines or disappears. Here's another photo of my latest painting "She Dreams of Spirals" at an angle where the gold is more visible.
#art #painting #oilpainting #face #goldpaint #robynbellospirito
I had a great time tonight at Cornucopia's Noshery in Amityville, NY, where my art hangs on the walls. The painting in this photo is titled "The Firekeeper". I brought some new, smaller works to show and sell, and I did tarot card readings. Jimi played music. We saw some friends and met new ones. The food was delicious, as always. Thanks to Erica and Jean Paul for having such a cool place and for being such awesome people. #art #painting #oilpainting #artist #robynbellospirito #cornucopiasnoshery #amityvilleny #longislandrestaurants
I did this mandala on 1-20-19 right after a shamanic breathwork session with the amazingly kind, wise-woman healer Annie Mark. Powerful experience. I've been journeying for years, with drum, song or swaying. The breathwork was new to me but I got to that state and met the spirits I needed to meet, with Annie by my side. The mandala was created afterward, as part of the process. Had no idea what would come out, but I'm understanding it more as I see it, particularly in relationship to the journey I had. Over the course of days that followed, I read about Jung and then saw the af Klint show. It was a deep and powerful week for me. #art #mandala #healing #jung #shamanism #shamanicjourney #artandspirit #spiritualart #robynbellospirito
Here I am, with my bass guitar and easel by my side. Art and music. Is it too late to learn to play I was born in 1964... a really cool year if you look it up and read about the things that happened that year. I wanted to play music before I ever picked up a paintbrush, but art was easier to do in the house where I grew up, so it became the focal point of my life. My desire to play stayed with me, though. A year ago when I was gifted with a bass guitar, it was so fun and amazing and unexpected. I played some bass in the 90's, but just one string and a steady beat. Now, I'm learning. It's going slower than I'd like and if I had learned at a younger age, perhaps my hands would have adapted more quickly. But, I'm noticing some progress over the last year. I still have fun with it... if it ever stops being fun, there'll be no point. I practice a lot, too. Even that's fun. There's a Coltrane tune I'm learning and I practice to youtube videos of him playing it. It's cool when I can make it all the way through without a mistake. I'm getting there. Guess it's not too late for me to learn. #bass #music #bassguitar #nottoolatetolearn #artist #artandmusic #bassisfun #nevertoolate #robynbellospirito
Today I received the most beautiful gift - a painting by Carol Capozzo. I sat for this portrait and was amazed watching as it emerged, with accuracy in proportion, light and color while embodying the gentleness of the artist's hand. As an artist's model, I do my best to remain unattached to images drawn or painted of me. Often, if not all the time, the images have nothing to do with me. My job is to be the still life, in human form. The artist's personal vision is what manifests on the canvas. Still, it's always a joy to see what they do with me, lol. I never imagined I would have this painting, but I'm so happy that I do. I'll treasure it always. #art #painting #oilpainting #figurative #woman #portrait #carol_capozzo_art #newyorkartist #robynbellospirito #artistmodel
On the easel, ALMOST done. I'm using the underpainting as an important layer in the image, and trying to honor all layers as I gently add color. Trying not to favor one over the others, giving them equal attention. When the light changes in the room, the colors almost pop into 3d. This painting feels like an experiment and I'm enjoying it.
#art #painting #oilpainting #workinprogress #robynbellospirito
After removing the visor from an old baseball cap, I affixed the cap part to the underside of the kokoshnik headdress so it will be easier to wear. It will also be more steady. I'm going to continue to decorate it and deck it out. The word 'cardinal' in the front will be covered with beading or embroidery. It's a fun project. #art #headdress #kokoshnik #handmade #velvet #robynbellospirito
I made this kokoshnik headdress a few years ago, but I'm going to work on it a bit more, not only to make it easier to wear but to add more decorative elements. It was a lot of work to create, with careful measuring and delicate hand sewing around the edges of the red velvet fabric, but I'm so happy with how it has turned out so far. #costume #headdress #kokoshnik #red #redvelvet #headpiece #crown #art #artist #robynbellospirito