Welcome to the Buffy Robinson website. Here you can see the largest ever collection of my Batik work. My canalside Gallery in Shropshire is open by appointment, so please email me if you would like to arrange a visit and I would be happy to show you around.

Venice Sunset

I did this painting in 1992, just after returning from my first magical visit to Venice.  I always am trying to free up my style and be braver, so with only a bare pencil sketch on the cloth of the shape of the lamp and the church, I set about boldly laying on the hot liquid wax!  I worked with a 1"paintbrush - much wider than I was used to, letting the hot wax penetrate right through the cloth for the bright sunset and laying it on cooler for the shaded areas.  I had to work the liquid wax all around and in between the lamp itself, as the lamp would be what was left unwaxed at the end.  I then dyed colours both on the front and then on the back, where the wax hadn't penetrated, to get the shaded effect in the sky and the water.

I had taken a photograph of the sun setting behind the San Salute church and I waited for it to shine directly through the windows of the dome.  I gave the original Batik as a memento to my mother who had been on the trip with me and she had it back-lit in her hall till she died.  I now have it in my house and its soft gentle light is perfect as a night light.

Venice Sunset is available to buy in cards, paperweights, prints and gift tags, click here for prices.  Many people buy the card as a sympathy card because of its peaceful atmosphere.  If you would like  some, just email your order to me.

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