“Tuba Playing Sailor “
12”x 12” + frame
Acrylic on board with charcoal.
Original artwork. North Beach Columbus Day parade in San Francisco.
Robin Leddy Giustina, Artist Statement:
I sketch from real life and from photographs that I take. I like my paintings loose and gestural. I work at simplifying the shapes and I soon move away from my reference of sketch or photo and concentrate on the painting.
I like to focus on the beauty of the figure and also on the life I live. There are different topics that always come up in my paintings.
Children playing in playgrounds or pools.
People at beaches.
Festivities, including eating and drinking.
Recently, golf courses and and lots of trees.
I study Monet and Van Gogh and am inspired by Bonnard, Vuillard and Fairfield Porter to name just a few artists. I taught Art, Art History and Dance in High School and in College. I think my paintings secretly flounce around the studio dancing wildly when I am away from them.