Reflection 2Robin Okun
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
24 " h x 18 " w x .25 " d |3 lbs. 0 oz.
A live model was the inspiration for this painting. Feeling moved by her pose, I started with a basic line drawing using charcoal. I love drawing with charcoal because it is so forgiving, allowing me to quickly remove and change lines. After that my attention focused on layering color to create an emotionally moving and accessible piece.
Robin Okun's work is both intimate and highly relatable. Her paintings reflect an incredible understanding of how we express ourselves in deeply personal moments. By focusing almost exclusively on body language and an emotionally evocative color palette, Robin encourages us to think about each character's story. And in doing so, we often find our own stories in her paintings. She layers charcoal and acrylic paint with vibrant colors, bold shapes, and fluid lines to depict forms inspired by live models, photographs, and sculpture. Robin’s visual voice is unique and recognizable. Through her work, she strives to celebrate the varied human form.