Saturday, December 31, 2011

"Chip Brush" Happy New Year from Robin Weiss Fine Art!

To all my blog buddies, friends, family and collectors,  may you all have a very happy and blessed new year! I'm starting my new year post with a painting that is a little out of the ordinary for me hoping that this will remind me to branch out in new directions of painting inspiration this coming year. In spite of all the economic and other woes of 2011 it was a great year for RWFA!  I want to thank all of my collectors who purchased work this year for investing in my journey as a full time artist! Also, my good friends Jim and Leigh Metteer at the Knowles Studio, Diane,and Tom at Alki Arts, Jack and Kim McLaughlin at the Directors Gallery and Christy and Russ Camerer of Bluewater Artworks who are representing me in Poulsbo with their new gallery opening January 14th!...I appreciate all your support and will continue working hard to improve the quality of my artwork.
7x7 oil on panel  sold

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Off at Seneca Street" Seattle city oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Off at Seneca Street"  6x10 oil on panel  SOLD
Believe it or not I worked for three days on this 8x12 panel trying to capture the motion and feel of this familiar scene in Seattle. One of the problems I encountered was my fault for not taking time to prepare the surface of the panel properly.....only one coat of gesso!   The paint kept sinking into the wood.
  So one of the things I have been doing over Christmas break is properly preparing surfaces!....and learning from my mistakes. There may be some things you can cut corners on but it is not gesso...Three coats! Four are better..
8x12 oil on panel

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"Yakima Valley Farm" Eastern Washington oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Yakima Valley Farm" 12x36 oil on canvas SOLD

This scene is near a little town on the Yakima Indian Reservation called White Swan. It always amazes me when we cross the mountains, how dramatically the climate and landscape changes.

There are still wild horses in this area near Mt Adams!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

"City Under Lights" Seattle city oil painting by Robin Weiss.

I'm not sure sometimes, why I choose the scenes that I do. My wife tells me that I often pick the photographs she would never consider good painting reference. On this one I loved the glow of the leaves in the trees and on the sidewalk under the artificial light of the city at night. The challenge was to render that light convincingly. My son Maury and I were out sketching and taking pictures. That's him in the scene.
16x20 oil on canvas.sold

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"The Cadillac Hotel" Seattle city oil painting by Robin Weiss

"The Cadillac Hotel" 8x12 oil on panel SOLD
Just down the street from the Cadillac Hotel is a great coffee shop where I like to sit and sketch while I am having an espresso. Seattle has a LOT of great coffee can walk all over the city and whenever you feel like it's time for a Joe Break , there will probably be a coffee shop right next to you.
10x12 oil on panel  (pic taken with my new Canon Rebel!...=)

Monday, December 12, 2011

"Cafe Bengodi" Seattle city oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Cafe Bengodi" 6x10 oil on panel   SOLD
Long time between posts! I have been painting, just haven't been taking pictures lately...We purchased a new camera off Craig s List primarily for taking quality images of artwork. It's a Cannon Rebel EOS I have to figure out how to use it! Hopefully I will be getting a lot better images of my artwork.
6x10 oil on panel

Sunday, December 04, 2011

"Under the Viaduct" City oil painting by Robin Weiss, Seattle

Soon the Viaduct will be torn down and the Seattle waterfront will look totally different....Until then I will keep painting it and recording the look of the city before the tunnel.
12x8 oil on panel  sold

Saturday, December 03, 2011

"Near the Institute" night city painting by Robin Weiss

On the third Tuesday of each month I hop on the ferry and meet my friends from East/West Outreach at the Bread of Life Mission in Seattle. We serve a meal and conduct a service for the guys and gals who are staying the night. After, I usually walk down to Belltown to visit my son, Maury and that is when I have been getting these late night, rainy, city shots.
6x8 oil on panel sold