Friday, September 30, 2011

"Ferry Deck" Washington state ferry oil painting

A very familiar view from the top deck of the ferry for those who commute or ride the ferries regularly here in the Pacific Northwest.
8x10 oil on panel  sold

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"Last Vendor Open" Pike street market, Seattle city oil painting

As the sun goes down at Pike street market in Seattle, vendors try to attract the last of the tourist dollars.
8x8 oil on panel

Monday, September 26, 2011

"Stormy Day on Alki" Seattle city scenes, cityscape oil painting.

We get down to Alki a lot more than ever now that the gallery there has been exhibiting my paintings.There are some great views of Seattle across the water and the atmosphere is always changing , sometimes very dramatically!.. If you get the chance to come to Alki Beach be sure to stop in Alki Arts and say hello to Diane. She will be glad to show you all the work that the many talented artists have on display.
8x10 oil on panel  sold

Saturday, September 24, 2011

"Morning Run" plein air painting, Juanita Bay Park, Kirkland, Washington

I set up in the shade for my first painting at Jim Lamb's PA workshop in Kirkland.  It was a beautiful day promising to be very hot and lots of folks were coming to the park. I tend to have a hard time painting figures into a plein air painting so I made a point to try and get them in this one. Jim gave me some good advice about adjusting values and a good tip that "rich ,saturated color(in the foreground and around the focal point) reads sunny day".
8x10 oil on panel

I tried to get one more quick 5x7  done at the end of the day. Sometimes these quick sketches can be the best ones, This one seems to be a bit washed out and flat.  Overall a great day of painting with good friends, Emiliya, Janet, Dianna, and our excellent workshop host Jim Lamb!

Friday, September 23, 2011

"Backlit Willow" Plein air painting with Jim Lamb, Juanita Bay Park, Kirkland

I attended another plein air class with Jim Lamb. Along with three other artists, we spent the day at Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland Washington painting on a beautiful sunny, summer day.  One of the tips I picked up from Jim was to look for a backlit scene in the middle of the day when the sun is high.
8x10 oil on panel.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

"The Copa" Seattle city scenes

Same day, same alley, same wife .....different view...=]
9x12 oil on canvas  sold

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Cafe Champagne" Seattle city scenes

Earlier this month I, my wife and her son Andrew went to the "Beauty and Bounty" exhibition at the Seattle art museum.  Which was great! Amazing landscapes by some of the great masters.....Anyhow, after that we walked around Seattle a bit and I was taking  pictures as usual....and my wife was walking in front of the I decided to include her and Andrew in my painting.....=]  (I don't know the couple sitting in the cafe but it looks like they are having fun too)
9x12 oil on canvas  sold

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"Low Tide at Point no Point" Marine landscape painting by robin weiss

The last in this little series of  Point no Point paintings.  I painted this one from a photo I took while plein air painting in this spot a few weeks ago.  It was early morning, the tide was out and just a few folks were walking on the beach loving the fresh sea air and the quiet peace of early morning.
You can see a few wrinkles in the canvas as I painted this on loose linen. I will have it mounted on Gator Board and then framed.
14x16 oil on linen   sold

Monday, September 12, 2011

"Boys on the Beach" at Point no Point, Hansville Washington

These boys were getting a lesson from dad on how to rig a salmon lure.  Sometimes it's elbow to elbow down at the Point no Point beach during salmon season. Especially on a day like this one!
8x8 oil on panel   sold

Saturday, September 10, 2011

"Lighthouse Trail" Point no Point Lighthouse, Hansville Washington, oil painting by Robin Weiss

Another view from my favorite spot to paint!  Still using (and loving) the three color limited palette.  Heading off to paint PA with Jim Lamb today. If you have never seen his amazing work check it out here.
8x10 oil on panel sold

Thursday, September 08, 2011

"Needle View" Space Needle, Seattle city scenes in oil.

All over Seattle you get these peek-a-boo views of the Space Needle and you know exactly what city you are in. This one is from down by the stadium looking north.
6x6 oil on panel sold
FYI ..Fellow daily painter and founder of Daily Paintworks, David and Carol Marine have lost their home in a terrible wild fire down in Texas. A family member has started a fund to help them out. you can get more info here.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

"Solitary Sentinal" Daily Paintworks, Help the Children of Africa Challenge

Daily Paintworks has started an Artists Challenge to benefit those suffering in one of the worst droughts in recent history on the Horn of Africa.  This challenge has a special meaning for me as I visited my wife in Uganda when she was serving as a nurse in the clinic at New Hope Kasana .You can see my posts from that time by clicking here. I have decided to donate this painting to the challenge and will give 100% of the proceeds minus shipping to World Vision, who are doing great work to ease the suffering in this part of Africa and all over the world. To go to the Daily Paintworks auction and bid on this painting click HERE.

15x30 oil on canvas  sold

Thursday, September 01, 2011

"Lake Union Boathouse" urban marine scenes , Seattle

There is an amazing variety of great scenes to paint around Lake Union in Seattle. We were on our way to visit our friend Emiliya Lane who owns the cool and eclectic gallery/gift shop called Frank and Dunya, in Freemont. We stopped to take some pictures of the boat house's on Lake Union.
I'm still painting with the three color palette that I experimented with in the Jim Lamb workshop from a few weeks ago.....I think I will stick with it for now much easier than trying to sort through all those colors!