Rene Olstead inspiration

Modern painting, abstract, Jane Robinson
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I’ve been in the studio today and this is one of my finished paintings to take to Chicago.    While painting this I was listening to a fantastic jazz singer, Rene Olstead.  I far I can see she only has released two albums.  I NEED more.  She is fantastic.  However she is best known as an actress, often on T.V. sitcoms. 

This recent work remains untitled.  Any suggestions?

 

Nothing but the Blame

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Another painting created while listening to Rene Olstead.  It was a rainy day and time for a full day in the studio.  My habit is to play my favorite (or recently discovered) musicians with headphones to get the full effect, have a bottle of water near by and begin to paint with no idea where it will go or what the end results will be.  This particular painting was created while listening to her album “Skylark” and this song in particular, “Nothing but the blame”.

This painting measures 36 X48″, $1,800 abstract art, modern art, artist Jane Robinson, painting, original art, canvas

Chills and Fever

Jane Robinson Abstract painting

I’ve been in the studio quite a bit. With Crate and Barrel requesting more work, more  commission work than ever, Ugallery asking for more…plus getting ready for the Chicago One of a Kind Show, December 7-10.   I will posting some of my newest work throughout the next few weeks.  This  painting is titled “Chills and Fever”  first published in 1964 and sung by Tom Jones.  A recent song titled “Chills and Fever” has been released by Samantha Fish.  A DEFINITE check it out. S

 

Jane Robinson Abstract painting

 

Crate and Barrel partnership

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It’s been a busy summer in the studio.  I was notified in May that I was selected as one of twenty-eight artists to begin selling original art through Crate and Barrel.  Yay!  But…they wanted 12 paintings by June 1st.  Wow.  Well I got busy painting.  But painting the work is only a small part of the project.  I then had to photograph each painting in high resolution and five shots of each painting…one main and four quadrants.  This is not an easy task.  Once you get the details correct in each photo you then have to upload to the site and answer about 10  questions for each painting.  This was done for each of the twelve paintings. Whew!

Then in June they asked for another twelve.  Repeat the process.

Now they have asked for another six by today’s date.  Mission accomplished.

The best part is…my work is selling regularly.  Pleased.  Humb

Jane Robinson _ Crate and Barrel

Press Release:   UGallery (http://www.ugallery.com), the premier curated online art marketplace, and Crate and Barrel, the industry-leading home furnishings retailer, today announced a partnership to exhibit and sell UGallery original artwork at crateandbarrel.com. The exclusive collection presents one-of-a-kind artworks by 28 top emerging artists from around the country.

“Our goal is to elevate home life for our customers into an emotional and aesthetic experience,” said Crate and Barrel President and Chief Merchant Steve “Woody” Woodward. “We are excited to add the energy of original art to our assortment for customers, and we are proud to support emerging artists across the country through our new partnership with UGallery and this exclusively curated collection.”

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https://www.crateandbarrel.com/artists-and-designers/jane-robinson/1

Al Jarreau Inspired Work

Jane Robinson, abstract art, modern art, large painting, canvas, abstract painting

Jane Robinson, abstract art, modern art, large painting, canvas, abstract paintingWith the recent death of jazz great, Al Jarreau, it prompted me to paint to his wonderful music.  This painting was inspired by his song, So long girl.  It measures 60″ X 36″ on stretched canvas – and no need to custom frame.

Thinking Spring

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abstract painting, Jane Robinson, artwork, art.com

Spring is right around the corner (believe it or not) and although I live in snowy cold Michigan I am dreaming of spring buds, open windows and kayaking.   These two recent paintings speak “SPRING” to me.   Light, bright, fun and uplifting.

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A new commission for a couple celebrating their aniversary

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“Our love” 48X48

When someone contacted my about creating an original painting to give his wife for their wedding anniversary I was excited about the project.   This was a secret so trying to create something for their home without her input was a challenge.  I asked the husband to send along photos of their home and spot he thought about hanging it.  This gave me a good idea of their color scheme, design style and room layout.

He said he wanted a pop of color in the room and something his wife would be reminded of their love.

This was the end result.  She loved it!

Criss Cross and My Tease inspired by the mid-century modern movement

These modern abstracts were created while listening to the album “The Blues and the Abstract Truth”.   It is a piece of jazz perfection with many great jazz musicians.

You might see the influence of the early 60’s jazz scene in these paintings.  They will be shipped to the Martin Wood Showroom (interior design) in the Chicago Merchandise Mart. If you are interested in purchasing one or both of them please contact me.  Or you can see them at my booth  at the Spring One of a Kind Show in the Chicago Merchandise Mart.

Oliver Nelson Septet – Stolen Moments (1961)
Musicians:  Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Eric Dolphy (alto sax, flute), Oliver Nelson (tenor sax, arrange), George Barrow (baritone saxophone), Bill Evans (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Roy Haynes (drums)

from the album ‘THE BLUES AND THE ABSTRACT TRUTH’ (Impulse! Records)

abstract painting by Jane Robinson

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modern abstract painting by artist Jane Robinson