Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"Poppy House" landscape daily painting

I forgot this little painting from the images taken on Whidby Island this summer when the poppies were in bloom.

I'll be traveling back east on Wednesday to visit Ann's family and attend a reunion of my family in Ohio. We will be gone for 16 days so there will be no updates for awhile unless I can figure out how to post some drawings during the trip.....Thanks for following In Plein Air!

5x7 oil on panel sold

Saturday, August 15, 2009

"Bees on Lavender" daily painting

I took a break from my island series to paint the bees on the lavender just outside the studio doors. Leigh has done a great job landscaping the studio grounds and I often see her puttering in the garden. Arts in the Woods is coming up in November, the 13th, 14th and 15th here in Poulsbo......Don't miss the Knowles studio!....and the many other fine studios and talented artists on the tour......for more info check the Cultural Arts Foundation website..

8x8 oil on panel sold

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"Blue Van" daily painting

This van sits at the boatyard in Port Townsend. It is being used to keep a compressor out of the weather..........Had to paint it.....

5x7 oil on panel

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"Weed Garden" Orcas Island homestead , daily painting

A studio painting from one of the images on Orcas Island........Again, drawn to the light and shadow. The color and textures.......There is much beauty in the blight....

9x12 oil on panel contact; robinweiss@earthlink.net

Saturday, August 08, 2009

"Shaw Island Hay fields" pleinair landscape painting

Back to the paintings I did on location in the San Juans . This one is on Shaw Island at a beautiful spot the locals call "Cedar Rock", which is now property owned by the University of Washington.

8x10 oil on panel

Thursday, August 06, 2009

"Lime Kiln Lighthouse at Close of Day" watercolor landscape painting

Okay, last watercolor for awhile........This was done from one of the images taken while I was plein air painting on location..........I kept waiting for a clear shot without people in it and couldn't get one........but I think the figure adds interest with the cast shadow...

10x14 watercolor sold

Sunday, August 02, 2009

"Coming into Shaw" watercolor landscapes from the San Juan Islands

More from the San Juan Island trip....This is the view from the ferry as you arrive on Shaw Island.

10x14 watercolor
Another view from the dock. The stark white building and boat against the dark water and trees was intriguing to me.....especially for watercolor.
By the way, I almost have the watercolors out of my system......will begin working in oils again soon......
10x14 watercolor

My friend and christian brother, J Matt Miller. We had a great time getting out and painting together!...Thanks for your hospitality Matt!
For those of you who were fans of Matt's excellent blog and his beautiful and inspiring small paintings, I hear he is working on a website......=]

Me with my traveling paint gear, heading to location.......My new job!!