I begin a piece by looking at or thinking about my subject, and recognizing what inspires me about it. I try to keep that in mind throughout the process, while letting my instinct rule how the painting is expressed. It may take two hours or two weeks to complete a painting. There are times when I am extremely traditional in the application of paint, and other times I may throw or sling my paint from across the studio. I split my time between painting en plein-air, where I study nature’s beauty, and painting self-expressionistic abstract work in the studio. My paint brush is an extension of my soul. My medium of choice is oil paint. When painting outdoors, I keep my palette simple, using cool and warm versions of red, yellow, blue and white. My abstract work calls for a mixture of mediums like metallic and luminescent paint, oil sticks or charcoal. I like the freedom and absolute honesty that painting gives me.
New work by Robin Capsari can also be found in person at Crossroads Art Center 2016 Staples Mill Rd Richmond, VA 23230 www.crossroadsartcenter.com