Art Space: Seeing Mount Diablo in a New Light: Watercolorist Robin Purcell, poet of the palette | August 7, 2009 | Danville Express | DanvilleSanRamon.com |


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Living - August 7, 2009

Art Space: Seeing Mount Diablo in a New Light: Watercolorist Robin Purcell, poet of the palette

by John A. Barry

If you've never seen an oil painting of Mount Diablo, chances are you either just moved to the area or you've been living a very sheltered life. It's understandable why such landscapes are so pleintiful (sic). The 3,864-foot-high mountain is a prominent topographical landmark, visible from many vantage points. But if you're like me, you may find a certain sameness in these omnipresent representations of "Devil Mountain."

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Comments

Posted by Gayle, a resident of another community
on Aug 7, 2009 at 9:18 am

I love Robin's clear explaination of the difference between "reporting" and "poetry" and between "rendering" and "feeling" in the creation of her watercolor images.


Posted by Eric Merrell, a resident of another community
on Aug 13, 2009 at 7:15 pm

Cheers, love to see Robin's work, glad that she was included in this profile!