Robert Dutton, Yorkshire Artist

I took an online zoom pastel class with delightful North Yorkshire artist Robert Dutton a while back on ShopKeeparty.com and been meaning to post this for a while but as you know when I think of how annoying Word Press is and I just don’t do it.

Anyway Robert is my new fav teacher. So enthusiastic so sharing….he’s one of those teachers that wants to pour everything he knows into your little brain.

He’s extremely supportive. Will chat with you on Facebook and on Instagram and answer all your questions. I just need to hop a plane and go take a class with him in the wilds of Yorkshire, don’t I?!

In the meantime I will make do with Shopkeeparty and a new site he’s teaching from. You can sign up for that class here. It’s £15 and will be worth every penny!!

Starting with a piece of vine charcoal.
Fabriano rough 20×30”
Starting to add pastels.
This is a large drawing on a full sheet of watercolor paper. Fabriano rough. 22×30″. Starting off with vine charcoal sketch and a few pastels.
Adding more details and colors. More pastels . I have an assortment of Senneiier(if they were good enough for Degas Manet and Picasso they are good enough for me-sold on the left bank in Paris or on Amazon), Unison both soft pastels and some Rembrandt pastels which are much harder.

We also used water on some of the charcoal to get the grey on the top right and sanded some charcoal to paint with on the bottom middle…great fun but what a mess!!!
Anyway..its done. Might be my fav…as soon as omicron calms down I am taking it downtown to frame…so I can hang it on a wall and not worry about the dog or the cat smearing it….

I also highly recommend Roberts book which is selling like hot cakes on amazon. Drawing Dramatic Landscapes for $21 and worth every penny…jam packed with how tos and what to dos. Heres a link to Robert talking about his new book on YouTube.

There are ten more videos you can purchase on ShopKeepArty with Robert along with my other fav cutie Ian Fennelly. You feel like you have run a race when you are done drawing with them both but you have learned a lot from both of them especially Robert….take a class you won’t be sorry!!!

There are at least three of Robert’s videos available on Shopkeeparty’s YouTube. Here’s one of them – the one that hooked me.

Kitty Ecstasy I
It’s what you do in a cold winter day.
Kitty ecstasy….Weenie Cat found her love Zoes bed and was in seventh heaven wallowing in it today in the sunshine. Too funny.

I think she wants to be a house cat. What do you think!!?

Margaret who just told Word Press tech support that on. a scale of 1-10 I give their new user interface a big fat ZERO. I would NEVER recommend WordPress to anyone…maybe I need to go back to blogger. time for bed!! XOXOXO

4 thoughts on “Robert Dutton, Yorkshire Artist

  1. Robert Dutton says:

    Hi Margaret,
    I’m overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity creating this. It’s a joy to know that my work, style and approach to teaching inspires you so much.

    The blog is so professionally put together too. I love it and the resulting painting too. You should write for a magazine…you really should!

    In my book you mentioned (yes, available in the USA as it’s an international publication), I would have loved to have included some fabulous USA Landscapes. I remember my time in the USA meeting wonderful people many moons ago when I was teaching for Camp America way back then near the Appalachian Trail. Several now lifelong friends.

    Take care y’all as they say! May you pastels and paint brushes always be active!

    Robert

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    • Margaret Hunt says:

      Ah thanks. What a nice compliment. I meant every word. You know I live not far from the Appalachian trail. Never walked it though several friends have. Ones son has walked the whole thing. After watching and reading Bill Brysons A Walk in the Wood not sure I ever want an upclose encounter with a bear. Outside the cabin windows beating up the trash can was close enough for me. They have BIG claws. Really BIG claws. He knocked the huge bear trash can around like it was building blocks. NOPE no bears. 😳

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