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Critiques for Mimiwhangata Beach

December 14, 2022
By Richard Robinson
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Mimiwhangata Bay, NZ

Mimiwhangata Beach, NZ



Digital Sketch, Mimiwhangata Beach, NZ


"Mimiwhangata" 16x16" Acrylic on Linen by Richard Robinson


Using AI as a painting tool

In the image above you can see the style from a previous painting applied to a photograph by an Artificial Intelligence at

I used the generated image as part of my design process for the final painting of Mimiwhangata.

This is just one way you can use the the swiftly developing image AI's to help with your art. It's a new tool for artists that's well worth taking a look at.

Learn more here: Find Your Style in 7 Days 


What materials are used in this class?

Atelier Interactive Acrylics
Phthalo Blue
Brilliant Magenta
Napthol Red Light / Cadmium Red Light
Yellow Ochre
Arylamide Yellow Light / Cadmium Yellow Light
Titanium White

Fredrix ultrasmooth canvas.
You could use a canvas panel or anything you prefer.

Rosemary & Co. Richard Robinson Brush Set

Palette knife
Paper towels
Stay-wet palette
Water spray bottle


Student Critiques


Colored beach, acrylic with oil glazing, canvas, 40 cm x 40 cm

Artist: Elena Sokolova

Colored beach, acrylic with oil glazing, canvas, 40 cm x 40 cm

Beautiful vibrant colours with bold expressive brushwork Elena. Nicely done! Maybe you could use a finer brush for those seagulls next time. That's my only suggestion. Beautiful!


Vibrant Beach - Afke van Mansum

Artist:Afke van Mansum

"Vibrant Beach"

Hi Afke, good job keeping the colours really vibrant in most areas, which was the main goal in this lesson. I see that you've struggled with the dark hill and eventually decided to paint over the detail there and that much of your brushwork was covered eventually by 'scumbling', rubbing drier paint lightly over the surface.

That's generally what I call 'over-working' a painting, and it's just what we do (me included) in the beginning when we're not sure about the techniques, it doesn't work out, and we smudge over the top. This problem will fix itself little by little with every painting you do. Enjoy the process!


Beach Lesson

Artist: Geoffrey Geeson

"Beach Lesson"

Great work, Geoffrey! Clear vibrant colour, fluid bold brushwork, good drawing. Mission accomplished. That'll look great on the wall.


Mimiwhangata Beach by Nancy Newton

Mimiwhangata Beach by Nancy Newton

Gidday Nancy, beautiful strong brushwork and attention to shape-building in this one. Nicely done. Wouldn't change a thing.




Use Artificial Intelligence to grow your painting style!

Follow me one brushstroke at a time as I take you through the full process of creating this expressive painting of a colourful beach in New Zealand. Learn how I used Artificial Intelligence to help in the design stage. Discover the power of a simple palette and a painterly approach.

Good design, colour mixing, passionate brushwork and a variety of fun techniques are all demonstrated in the video. Enjoy!


 Learn About

  • The importance of variety
  • Edge control
  • Expressive brushwork
  • Using AI for painting
  • Much more!

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