RLN Blog

Monotypes – One of a Kind Prints

If you're looking for an original painting without the original painting price points, a monotype may be the perfect piece to add to your collection. Monotypes are one-of-a-kind prints where an image is painted onto a non-porous surface, like a metal or glass plate,...

Happy Birthday Robert!

Happy 65th Birthday Robert Lyn Nelson! To celebrate Robert’s special day, let’s travel back in time through photos of the artist over the years. Included are photos of the young painter in action, special pics with family and friends, and of memorable fun times at...

2030 Climate Crisis

According to the 2019 report by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we have until 2030 to reduce carbon emissions by 45% in order to meet our net zero carbon dioxide goal by 2050. Scientists say if we don't meet this goal, we may experience...

Tips To Protect Your Art Prints

You found the perfect fine art print to add to your collection and you want to be able to enjoy it for years and years to come. It’s hard to put a life expectancy on a print since there are many factors that could affect its health and longevity. It’s important to...

Kayak Made From Recycled Ocean Plastic

Kayaking on Maui has been a passion of mine for 30 years. It’s a great way to be in tune with nature and appreciate the quiet beauty of the Earth and water. Kayaking allows me to gain new perspective and inspiration for future artistic creations. Conservation of the...

What’s An Art Study?

An art study is a practice piece created by an artist by drawing, sketching, or painting. This piece is used to create the main piece and helps an artist with planning things like elements to include, color scheme, composition, etc. All artists at some point have used...

My Top Five Inspirational Artists

Creating art has always been an obsession for me beginning in my childhood years. When I was old enough and had access to information about other artists, I began studying many of the old masters, modern masters and contemporary masters. With all the incredible talent...

Surfing with Humpback Whales Leads to New Art Genre

Robert Lyn Nelson's love of the ocean and surfing was part of the reason he became a permanent resident of the beautiful island of Maui in the state of Hawaii. In 1979, while out surfing during Humpback Whale season off the shores of Maui, a group of whales swam up to...