I’ve shared most of Carlos San Millan’s favorite paintings by Emil Joseph Robinson but not all, and these paintings are too good to pass by, so I’m sharing the full collection. It’s almost a waste to post them one after the other like this, each of the works is so deserving of independent attention. I’m sure I’ll be referring to these for my own paintings for years to come. Previous posts featuring Emil Joseph Robinson: Painting Light; Notes from Carlos San Millan Emil Joseph Robinson; the Science of Light I’m posting all of the paintings Carlos San Millan said were his favorites. These are his personal files, inspiration for his own paintings: the full collection of paintings by Emil Joseph Robinson. There are tricks for how to give the illusion of light in a painting that has no light (unlike this screen), and Robinson uses them all. When wanting to paint the illusion of light, use contrast: Hard edges vs soft edges. Saturated vs muted colors. Light vs dark value. Warm vs cold hues, and complimentary colors. For more insight on how Robinson achieved these effects of light, check out the post on Emil Joseph Robinson: the Science of Light.