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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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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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

Leave Me Alone!!!!!! Plllleeeeeeezzzzzzze.

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artist Jane Robinson, abstract art, painting, art
AAAAaagggggrrrrrr

You haven’t heard from me in awhile….because everyone else is sucking my time…and soul.  Like you I have the best laid plans for the day or week but then my time begins to get sucked up by things and people (most of them I love to death).

My husband has been out of state for the week and I had sooooo been looking forward to time alone so I could paint, work on a project I am creating, clean the studio, eat ice-cream for dinner, take a long fall walk in the woods but NOOOOOOOOO.   Little by little people who depend upon me needed my help and I cannot say no to those I love.   I had a 99 yr old cousin (Betty) who is alone and scared of death – I go and see her everyday.  One of my daughters is a single mother and her youngest had no school today so needed me to have him over night and until she got off work today.   Someone rear ended my car so it is in the shop and that is a pain in the ass…insurance claims, estimates, car rentals.

I yearn for my studio.  Uninterrupted creative time…no clocks, no obligations…just paint and listen to jazz.  Currently I am working on a new project of painting canvas panels to hang from carved wooden rods.  Tomorrow I promise myself studio time and will post new photos soon.

Does this happen to you?  What is sucking your time?

Abstract Moxy for Your Soul…. Strawberry Fields

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abstract art, abstract painting, Jane Robinson, artist, painting, modern art

 

Title:  Strawberry Fields, 36X36X1.5

 

Strawberry Fields Forever” is a song by the English rock band the Beatles. The song was written by John Lennon and credited to the Lennon–McCartney songwriting partnership. It was inspired by Lennon’s memories of playing in the garden of Strawberry Field, a Salvation Army children’s home near where he grew up in Liverpool.

The song was the first track recorded during the sessions for the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), and was intended for inclusion on the album. Instead, with the group under record-company pressure to release a single, it was issued in February 1967 as a double A-side with “Penny Lane“. The combination reached number two in Britain, breaking the band’s four-year run of chart-topping singles there, while “Strawberry Fields Forever” peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in America.

Numerous music critics consider it to be one of the group’s best and most adventurous recordings. Among the breakthroughs it established in studio techniques of the time, for a single release, the track incorporates reverse-recorded instrumentation and tape loops, and was created from the editing together of two separate versions of the song – each one entirely different in tempo, mood and musical key. The song was later included on the US Magical Mystery Tour LP (although not on the British double EP package of the same name).

“Strawberry Fields Forever” is one of the defining works of the psychedelic rock genre and has been covered by many artists. The Beatles made a promotional film clip for the song that is similarly recognised for its influence in the medium of music video. The Strawberry Fields memorial in New York’s Central Park is named after the song

Need Art?

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Jane Robinson, artwork
Commissioned painting with fabric swatch

Need Art?  Why not commission a piece specific for your space?   While we all know that artwork does NOT need to match our sofa…we DO need art that compliments our color palette and aesthetic style.   By having a painting that is created for your specific space you add YOUR personality…abstract moxy.

Want to discuss the possibilities?  Shoot me an email at janemrobinson@comcast.net or leave a comment below.

Add some abstract luxury to your life!

Sade – Soft and Bold

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This large abstract painting was inspired by the Nigerian artist, Sade.  Her vocals are so soothing, soft and yet powerful.  This large painting is signed on the back and canvas edge so you can display horizontally or vertically in your space. $2,200.00

Helen Folasade Adu, OBE (Yoruba: Fọláṣadé Adú; born 16 January 1959), known as Sade (/ʃɑːˈd/ shah-DAY), is a British Nigerian singer, songwriter, composer, and record producer. She first achieved success in the 1980s as the frontwoman and lead vocalist of the Brit and Grammy Award-winning group Sade.

Sade has been nominated six times for the Brit Award for Best British Female.[1] In 2002, she was bestowed the Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace for services to music, and she dedicated her award to “all black women in England”. In 2012, Sade was listed at No. 30 on VH1‘s 100 Greatest Women In Music.

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Thelonious Monk – “Blue Monk”

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Blue Monk” is a jazz standard written by Thelonious Monk that has become one of his most enduring tunes. First recorded for the album Thelonious Monk Trio, it is a B flat blues and is similar to the jazz tune “Pastel Blue”.

This song and Thelonious was the inspiration for this painting. Improvisational, movement, rhythm and colorful…Thelonious himself.

Thelonious Sphere Monk (October 10, 1917– February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer. Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including “‘Round Midnight,” “Blue Monk,” “Ruby, My Dear,” “In Walked Bud,” and “Well, You Needn’t”. Monk is the second-most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington, which is particularly remarkable as Ellington composed more than 1,000 pieces, whereas Monk wrote about 70.

His compositions and improvisations feature dissonances and angular melodic twists, and are consistent with Monk’s unorthodox approach to the piano, which combined a highly percussive attack with abrupt, dramatic use of silences and hesitations.

He was renowned for his distinctive style in suits, hats, and sunglasses. He was also noted for an idiosyncratic habit observed at times during performances: while the other musicians in the band continued playing, he would stop, stand up from the keyboard, and dance for a few moments before returning to the piano.

Monk is one of five jazz musicians to have been featured on the cover of Time, after Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, and Duke Ellington, and before Wynton Marsalis.