|"Valentines Day" 9x12 oil on panel Sold|
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
|"Taste Restaurant" 11x14 oil on panel $600|
"Taste" is the restaurant in the Seattle Art Museum....just a few blocks down from Alki Arts....where you will find this painting among others displayed for First Thursday Artwalk in March! Here's a date night idea.....Take your sweetheart to dinner, enjoy a free pass to the S.A.M. and come down to the gallery between 6:00pm and 8;00pm ...I'll pour you a plastic "glass" of wine! =]
Friday, February 20, 2015
|"Mount Shuksan Evening Light" 8x12 oil on panel Sold|
I remember clearly seeing this spectacular view the first time up to Mount Baker with my friends Mark Bistranin and Jim Lamb . We had been painting all day and decided to stop one more time at the lake as the sun was going down and the Mountain began to glow with the light of the "golden hour" . We couldn't resist quickly setting up for another painting in the dying light. I finished this up in the studio and then never posted it.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
|"Daughter of Song" 9x11 oil on panel Collection; David Jackson|
I was taken by the profile of this girl against the light colored concrete wall behind her and wanted to push that contrast in the painting. I used a very limited palette starting out with wet in wet washes of warm color and finishing with thick, cool, white paint strokes laid in with brush and palette knife.
Sunday, February 08, 2015
|"Eagle Harbor" 10x10 oil on panel $450|
If your interested in learning more about that, email me and I will put you on the list for my next color class... =]
Friday, February 06, 2015
|"View towards Lynwood Center" 10x10 oil on panel $450|
When seeking a place to set up my easel I try and find a location that has more than one paintable view. ...and I found one that beautiful foggy morning at Point White! I just did a 180% turn and painted the opposite direction.
|The Treehouse Cafe|
The only distraction was thinking about the nice cup of coffee I would have at the Treehouse Cafe after completing my painting....
By the way....My show of over thirty local plein air and studio paintings will be on display at the Treehouse through the month of February. Stop by and check it out. they have great food, coffee and beverages ...plus pool tables! It's a great spot to meet your friends for lunch!
Speaking of friends....The only thing better than a two-view painting location is a great painting buddy to enjoy it with!
Darrell Anderson,another dedicated, local plein air painter posted the painting he did that day on his blog HERE . Thanks for coming out and making a fine day even better Darrell! =]
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
|"Point White" 8x10 oil on panel Sold|
|Darrell Anderson brush in hand|
It was a foggy day with hope of sun in the afternoon so I set up down by the estuary to do a painting... It was so pleasant a morning I called my friend Darrell Anderson and left him a message to join me. About ten minuets later his van rolls up! A fellow artist always makes painting more enjoyable!
check out Darrells blog HERE
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
|"The Poulsbohemian" 9x11 oil on panel $350|
Our little town by the fjord, Poulsbo! "The hub of all things Scandinavian" I really enjoy going into town on sunny days and
This little painting will be available at the Carrie Gollor Gallery in downtown Poulsbo. Carrie has had her beautiful gallery space open for over a year now and is representing me in my home town. Stop by and say hi if you get the chance. Carrie would love to tell you about our town!
Monday, February 02, 2015
|"Snoqualmie Pine" 10x8 oil on panel $330|
|Last light at Gold Creek Lake, Snoqualmie Pass|
Sunday, February 01, 2015
|"Soqualmie Creek" 8x12 oil on panel $380|
Saturday, January 31, 2015
|"Barn by the River' 10x8 oil on panel $330|
|Jim getting primed|
Thursday, January 29, 2015
|"The Underground Tourists" 10x10 oil on panel $450|
I painted a larger version of this composition which I will post later.
Friday, January 16, 2015
|"The Conversation" 8x8 oil on panel|
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
|First and Seneca 16x20 oil on canvas Sold|
This post was saved in my drafts and I just found it after selling the painting!
I painted this scene on location with painter pal. Brook Borcherding earlier in the summer and then did a larger studio painting.
|Crossing Seneca plein air study $350|
|Brook painting the intersection|
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
|"Up the Grand Park Trail" 10x12 oil on panel $450|
This is my last post for 2014! It has been an amazing year! Full of plein air adventures , meeting new friends, painting spectacular scenery up the west coast into California and all the way to the Baja peninsula! I feel incredibly blessed to have the ability to pursue my love of art, full time!
My advice is to find what you have been gifted and called to do and then get out there and work towards making that your lifes work. Sometimes you have to work other jobs until you can get there but never give up!
This painting is from one of the photos I took a few years back of a hike up to Grand Park in Mount Rainier National Park. Another Washington location of spectacular beauty!
May your year be filled with love, joy and adventure! Happy painting and hope to see you down the trail!
Thursday, December 25, 2014
|"The Gift of Joy" granddaughter , Brooklyn- 8x8 oil on panel NFS|
I'm posting this painting just before we walk through the woods to my moms house to open our presents on Christmas morning. This is a gift for my wife. She won't see this post until after opening it. I'm excited to see her face.
Our grandchildren bring much joy to our lives but this morning I'm thinking about the great joy of Christmas that came wrapped in a manger in Bethlehem. I'm hoping that you all will know the peace and joy that comes through faith in Jesus and the message He brings of love and redemption.
rob and ann
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
|"Quilute Marina" 8x10 oil on panel Sold|
|Jim painting the sea stacks|
|In La Push|
|Anne Dalton and me at the Quilute marina|
Thursday, December 18, 2014
|"Sul Duc River Afternoon" 9x12 oil on linen panel $425|
|Painting the Sol Duc with Jim Lamb|
One of the places that Anne Dalton took us was up the Hot Springs road to a spot called the Salmon Cascades on the Sol Duc river.
A location with a good view of the actual cascades didn't work out due to some young people having a lot of fun diving and swimming in the lower pools. We did find a good spot above the cascades and took some extra time to do a quick painting.
You can see a painting of the cascades that I painted from a photo taken on location HERE
My paintings and experiences at Paint the Peninsula are recorded in earlier posts.
Friday, December 12, 2014
|The El Malecon" 14x9 oil on panel Sold|
|El Malecon 10x6 oil on panel|
This is the plein air study I did that sunny afternoon. The above painting is a larger studio painting with the figure of the walking girl added from photos taken on location.
I liked the design of the darks on each side connecting through the figure in shade and the shadow of the hanging plant. Also one figure shaded and one in sun makes a nice offset balance to the whole....Anyhow that's what I was thinking...
I'm really starting to love painting in the city!
FYI Malecon means Seahorse in Spanish =] The food there is good too!
The plein air painting is available at Alki Arts located at First and Seneca, downtown Seattle! Call Diane and she will ship it right out to you!
Thursday, December 11, 2014
|"Fishermans Restaurant" 8x10 oil on panel Sold|
Available at Alki Arts Gallery, Seattle
|Eating crab at the Fishermans Restaurant|
I had a blast painting this scene while waiting for the family to arrive. We were celebrating several birthdays by having lunch on a beautiful, sunny day in the city. The Fishermans Restaurant has a spacious deck out back, right under the new , giant Ferris Wheel .
I went back to this spot three weeks later and all the trees had been torn out and the street ripped up as workers dug a giant pit twelve stories deep to recover and repair the boring machine which was disabled while trying to build the tunnel to replace the aging viaduct.
The scene I painted will never look like that again.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
|"The Teahouse at Bloedel" 10x10 oil on panel Available at the Bloedel|
Reserve Gatehouse Gift Shop
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
|"The Foot Bridge at Bloedel" 10x10 oil on panel Sold|
The Bloedel Reserve is an amazing garden and grounds not far from us on Bainbridge Island. I have painted there quite a bit, in fact I have painted there so much they are now showing my paintings of the reserve at the gatehouse!
|7x7 oil on panel available at the|
Bloedel Reserve Gatehouse Gift Shop
The local gander even stopped by to check it out. These geese were so friendly they walked right by us as we were sitting on the path!
I liked the little painting so much that I decided to use it as my study for an upcoming show called "Natures Gift of Water" sponsored by Plein Air Washington Artists and exhibited at the American Art Co. in Tacoma WA. This show features plein air paintings and studio paintings derived from the studies.
|"Bridge over Peaceful Water" 20x20 oil on canvas $1100|
Available at The American Art Co.
If you have never tried going larger with your PA studies you may not realize how difficult it is to get the same spontaneity and freshness of brushwork. It's tough!
It was an honor to meet and receive an award of honorable mention from awards juror Jeremy Lipking for my plein air study.
And then to top the evening off I sold the painting to fellow artist and collector Mami Shimomura.
|Happy painter, collector and award|
Sunday, December 07, 2014
|"Olympic View" 11x14 oil on linen panel Sold|
If you would like a favorite place captured in paint for your home contact me here; email@example.com
btw, Lori ordered some custom notecards of her painting as well....and you could too! Actually I can arrange notecards of most of my paintings which would make a great Christmas gift! =]
Lori wrote me this note;
Rob, the painting arrived a few minutes ago, and it is just breathtaking! I am so excited, and can't wait to give it to Chris. I guess it's a pretty selfish gift because I know I will get every bit as much enjoyment out of it as he does. I hinted to our former landlords that a surprise was coming their way, too (I am going to give them some of the note cards), so your gift will go out to Maine as well! You're a bi-coastal artist now. :-) Thank you again.
Saturday, December 06, 2014
|"The Annie Belle" 8x10 oil on panel Sold|
I would be willing to paint your boat too! Or maybe some other place or thing that represents a great memory....Email me and we can talk about it
Christy wrote me after she got the package;
The package arrived right on time on Monday and it is much loved by its owner. Thank you again. It was a pleasure to work with you.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
|"Majesty" 6x6 oil on panel Sold|
A view familiar to all who ride the ferries from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. On a clear day Mt Rainier commands the horizon, a perfect backdrop for the Emerald City.
This painting is available at Alki Arts located at First and Seneca in downtown Seattle. Stop buy and say hi to Summer or Diane. They would love to see you! ....I will be there for the first Thursday Artwalk , hopefully painting on the street somewhere close by.