Watercolor artist Mario Robinson
Above: Watercolor artist Mario Robinson

As part of a series of daily live Facebook videos, Publisher Eric Rhoads recently interviewed watercolor artist Mario A. Robinson, who is known for his “storytelling” in art.

In the interview, Robinson also talks about his approach to composition, using watercolor, and much more. Watch here:

Mario Robinson is also on the faculty for the upcoming Watercolor Live virtual art conference in January 2021.

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Related: In PleinAir Podcast Episode 93, Robinson takes us further into his processes for painting en plein air. Publisher Eric Rhoads asks Robinson to tell us more about his strategy for plein air, including painting the figure in outdoor scenes.

Robinson also talks about what it was like to serve in the U.S. Army for four years. “It was an experience,” he says, but once he was out, “I was happy and relieved to go to art school because it was more of my element. I was drawing while I was in the Army and trying to keep it going in the barracks, but there’s nothing like being in a creative atmosphere.

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Mario Robinson, “Cruiser,” 2016, watercolor, 22 1/4 x 18 in., Collection the artist, Plein air

“For me, the ocean provides a mix of therapy and meditation,” said Robinson (August-September 2018 PleinAir Magazine). “I’ve painted this beach from countless vantage points, and have often included models or seagulls in the work, but I had never personalized the compositions. I consider the inclusion of my cruiser in this piece a form of self-portrait. The cruiser is an integral component to living in a small beach town during the summer months, as traffic is heavy and parking a car is nearly impossible. In essence, my cruiser represents freedom.”

Learn from Mario Robinson from the comfort of your home at the upcoming Watercolor Live, the online conference of top master artists who will help you explode your painting skills.

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