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An Artist's Life

Robin Wethe Altman

The Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach helped me with a scholarship to Principia College. My Art professor in college was James Green who studied with the California Regionalists in the 40s. I've learned how to market my artwork. I love the freedom of diversity.

This blog is about the thoughts and feelings that I have related to creating the art that I do. I share my process, problems, inspirations and victories. I am a professional artist in Southern California and my partner is a professional electric violinist. We are in our 50's and are loving life!

East Coast Beach Life

  • Morning Coffee at the Beach House

    Morning Coffee at the Beach House

    painting by Robin Wethe Altman

 

 I grew up in an art colony by the sea and I have a fondness for the mentality of "beach people". Beach people value relaxation. I've painted Laguna Beach for years since it is my home. I've also traveled to Hawaii several times and painted Island seascapes. Now I'm enjoying the experience of the East Coast beaches. What I like about them is the subtlety of the colors there and the openness of the beaches. There's a Zen feeling on the East Coast beaches. There are fewer colors available, so these paintings are more restful. In this series I'm accentuating the delicious feeling of solitude and rest at the beach. I want to give people the gift of time, reflection and contemplation. I want to help them find themselves again. I’m doing that for myself when I paint these beach scenes. This one's titled, "Morning Coffee at the Beach House". At first the book on the chair was just a book, but then I made it a journal by putting a pen next to it :-)

 

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