Saturday, May 05, 2012

"View from Big Bend" Mt Zion National Park, plein air oil painting by Robin Weiss





"View from Big Bend"Mt Zion national Park,  8x10 oil on panel
So I'm painting in Zion National Park on our way home from Vegas. An old cowboy comes walking up the trail beside me and says " That's a good man with a paint brush in his hand". " I'm givin her my best shot "  says I....Then he says..." Well, your wife tolerates it pretty good, shes down in the van sleeping!" 
  This is my last post from the southwest trip. I've pretty much covered all the highlights and shared all my paintings. I'll take this opportunity to thank my wife for her support and encouragement.  She spent a lot of time on this trip reading, (and sleeping) in the van while I was out painting and always had a smile, a joke and a hug for me....That's what I call an artists wife!
  Thank you honey!!
Ann and I on the Cedar Creek Trail
Multnoma Falls






Ann at the Dam souvenir store!
We had a lot of fun stopping along the way and visiting sights that I had never seen. 

At the Grand Canyon




The Van by Red Rocks










8 comments:

Chris said...

sounds like a wonderful trip-I've enjoyed your paintings from it. This one is particularly brilliant.

T.J. Scott said...

I love your blog! Your small paintings are wonderful. You really captured the essence of the places you have visited and our Pacific Northwest. I live south of you on the Peninsula. Do you ever have workshops? I do have MS and sometimes it's hard to make a committement (sort of day to day) but please if you do in the future could you please contact me? Really enjoy your work. Thank you for sharing this with the rest of us:-)

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Chris! I'm surprised how this one turned out as it was very hot!...and the bugs were killing me!

Robin Weiss said...

Greetings TJ and thank you for visiting IPA!
I am planning on offering more workshops in the future so I will add you to my mailing list.
Your paintings are very beautiful! (perhaps we could trade workshops!..=)
Best to you!

Nora MacPhail said...

Magnificent Robin! Lovely sky too.
Happy Painting.

Lavon said...

Robin,
Enjoyed sharing your trip with you. Your wife is AMAZING!!!!I hope to meet her sometime when I up north. loved your last painting "View From Big Bend". I think you will find your trip very productive in images you can bring in your mind to your Seattle vistas. I am looking forward with bated breath to your next canvas.
love, Lavon

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Nora and happy painting to you!

Robin Weiss said...

Yes she is Lavon!! I am anxious to start some larger paintings of the Southwest trip but I am committed to preparing for a show in June at Alki Arts of mostly Seattle work.

Thank you for your encouragement and support!!