Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Apple Blossoms and Fruit" oil still life painting

We have been getting so much rain here in the Pacific Northwest!...and it is still pretty chilly....The blossoms are out on the apple trees but I'm not sure if the bees will be out to pollinate......but it seems nature always finds a way.....I love spring!!

6x6 oil on panel sold

Saturday, April 24, 2010

"Flatbed Blues" old truck, oil landscape painting

This old truck sits in the field by the driveway of the farm right next to the Knowles Studio where I work. I have been watching it weather away, outside my window for several years now, thinking I should paint it some day......Well....the day arrived...For some unknown reason I was inspired to paint the old truck. I took my easel outside and did the pencil drawing, took some color notes and photos and this is the result.

16x20 oil on canvas sold

The sketch was 12x16, but since I didn't have a canvas that size I painted it on a 16x20 and added the foreground.....what the heck...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Silver Teapot and Flowers oil still life painting

I found this old silver teapot up in the attic and set up a still life. The flowers are faux from Wal Mart and look like it in this study.....sort of lifeless....I see a lot of areas for improvement in this piece.....but that's what it's all about!.....practice, brush miles, and working out challenges on canvas with brush and paint!...sold

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"Gnarly Head with Roses" oil still life painting

I have been working on several projects but it has been a few days so I will just post this little still life I did a few weeks ago. I purchased this bottle of wine for my still life set up because I liked the label. It is called Gnarly Head, referring to the Old Vine Zinfandel grapes used to make it. Turns out it is pretty good with roast beef...

9x12 oil on canvas

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Washington Coast near Shipwreck Point...oil marine landscape painting

I ran across a photo I took almost twenty years ago of a trip up the Washington Coast when I was fairly new to this area. I can still remember hopping out of the car at every turn in the road and taking pictures of everything....I was so amazed and excited by the beauty surrounding me in my new home state....I still love Washington state and now I have the privilege of spending time painting that beauty every day!

10x15 oil on canvas, un-stretched 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

"The Barn on Marrowstone Island" oil landscape painting, Pacific Northwest

My day trip to Fort Flagler for some plein air painting paid off in a lot of good reference material for studio painting as well. I took the photo for this painting out the window of my truck as I was exploring some rural roads off the beaten track.

16x20 oil on stretched canvas sold
The field sketch.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

"Tea Kettle with Cup" oil still life painting

I set this up in my new still life cubicle.....then put a florescent light low to the side....then painted it late at night...

9x12 oil on canvas sold

Sunday, April 04, 2010

"The Covenant Promise" figurative oil painting, Baptism

"The Covenant Promise"
God’s promises are not like our promises. God’s promises are as steadfast and enduring as the One who spoke them. The One who spoke the stars into the night sky and holds them aloft by His great power, promises to tenderly hold each one of us in His loving arms.
This painting represents God’s promises on many levels. He will never leave us nor forsake us and He will provide a place for us in His heavenly kingdom. Here on earth He will be our perfect peace in times of trouble. As we abide in Him, He abides in us. He offers hope, a purpose and a plan for our future. On a personal level, Jesus is not only my King and Savior, but also my Friend and Brother. As I abide in Him, there will be trials and persecutions, but He has promised to bring life and that life more abundantly.
Through many confirmations of His great love for us , God brought my wife Ann and me together. This painting shows the baptism of our grandson Chase. Chase is the son of Ann’s daughter, Leanne, and son-in-law Matt.

12x36 oil on canvas 2010 robin weiss

Friday, April 02, 2010

"Sweet and Sour" yellow panseys with lemons and sugar jar

Working on my yellows......somehow a difficult color for me. The biggest challenge was the transparency and luminous light in the cut lemon.

12x12 oil on canvas. sold