Sunday, April 20, 2008

"The Tree Fort" landscape, oil painting

I'm not sure what attracted me to this scene to begin with.....the play of light on the pail that was hanging on the side of the tree fort or all the blackberries growing up and taking over residence......it's sort of nostalgic because I have one of these in my back yard that I built with my son who is now 22 years old and going to college at the Seattle Institute of Art.........It's days of laughter and pine cone wars are over ,the blackberries soon to enter the hatch door.........

This one is right off Miller Rd on Bainbridge Island........Don't forget my show of recent work is still going on at the Tree House cafe.....(I should have this one in that show!) in Lynwood center by the old movie theatre..till May 11th........ 9x12 oil on canvas $200.00 sold

6 comments:

Gerald Schwartz said...

The great handling of the medium has really given this tree house the feeling of seclusion.

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Gerald! I built a lot of these when I was a kid.......and a few after I grew up as well!

mike rooney said...

i love the way the background is there and is a good foil for the foreground but really recedes well. i'm trying hard to do more of that in my stuff. first noticed it in ken auster's. youve got it down as well. just found your blog off somebody elses.
take care

Ann said...

I don't know much about lighting and composition in a painting...this just looks like a really cool place to hang out on a nice summer day! What a view!

Robin Weiss said...

Thanks for stopping Mike, I'll head over and check ya out.

Robin Weiss said...

Thanks Annie! Wanna have a pine cone war!?