Thursday, May 04, 2023

"The Martha" original marine painting by Robin Weiss

"The Martha"  12x16 oil on panel   $900


If you keep up with my blog you may recognize this view of the Port Townsend Marina.  There is a nice picnic table here and several good views to paint. A good coffee shop nearby...I keep coming back!   When I showed the painting to a friend he said "Oh that's the Martha! "  Apparently a well known schooner in the Northwest.  

Monday, May 01, 2023

"Pink Pearl" original floral painting by Robin Weiss

"Pink Pearl" 20x20 oil on canvas $1800
available through the J Go Gallery


"Pink Pearl" is a rhododendron variety that's pretty common in the Northwest. We have one in our yard where the reference for this painting was taken. It was the grey/green leaves with the complimentary red accents that attracted me to this composition and I tried hard to render them authentically. That's what viewers kept commenting on when I posted it, so guess I achieved some success.

You can view this painting and other recent floral work at the J Go Gallery May Flower Show opening First Friday, May 5th.  Hope to see you in Winslow during First Friday Artwalk!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

"Eglon Beach" plein air landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Eglon Beach" 6x8 oil on panel   $250


I've mentioned this a few times before but I have learned to love using the driftwood on the beaches of the Pacific Northwest to help design compositions and to lead the viewer into the painting. Here is another one from Eglon, a favorite painting spot where I have been doing a lot of smaller studies for larger studio paintings. 

Saturday, April 15, 2023

"Point Wilson" plein air landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Point Wilson"  6x8 oil on panel , plein air


Recently I got away to paint outside.  Setting up in this location at Fort Worden Park in Port Townsend affords two nice views without having to move my easel. Point Wilson in one direction and the Light House in the other direction. There is still mostly wintery gray days but spring is on the way! 

This painting has been juried into the Magnuson Park Gallery's Plein Air Views of Washington Exhibition. 

 "Magnuson Park Gallery, a division of the Sand Point Arts and Cultural Exchange, is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Plein Air Views of Washington Exhibition opening on May 11th, 2023. Over forty artists from across the state come together to present Plein Air artworks in watercolor, acrylic, and oil paint. The seventy jury-selected artworks vary in style, composition, and medium, but are cohesive in their pictorial representations of the beautiful Evergreen State.

The Gallery is hosting an artist reception on June 3 from 2-6 PM as part of our Plein Air Festival, which includes a Wet Works Display (4pm), food trucks, demonstrations, live music, and pop-up vendors.

On the closing day of the exhibition, June 17 from 12-4, you will have one last chance to view Plein Air Views of Washington during the Building 30 West Open Art Studios. Select works from the Paint Out will be on display, as well as other works from the festival.

Featured artists: Aaron Coberly, Alex Wu, Andréa Woods, Angela Lewis, Anna Lee, Annie Fu, Autumn Kegley, Brooke Borcherding, Catherine Gill, Chantelle Ma, Charlene Hall, Corina Linden, Dave Roholt, Eric Marts, Fatima Young, Frankie Gollub, Jim Clithero, Jon Bradham, Judy Gilbert, Kathleen Coyle, Lorraine Goddard, Lou Hurlbut, Madeline Nelson, Marcia Wazny, Michael Friel, Nancy Romanovsky, Olga Bolgar, Phil Jensen, Richard Woods, Riley Doyle, Robin Weiss, Sandy Bricel Miller, Sarah Lane, Shelby Cook, Shelby Pothier, Steve Momii, Sue Hampton, Susan McManamen, Suzanne Powers, Suze Woolf, Teri Capp, and Valentina Voronkova.

Plein Air Views of Washington opens May 11 and closes June 17, 2023

The gallery is located in Magnuson Park at 7448 63rd Ave NE, Seattle WA.
Gallery Hours: Thursday & Friday 11-3, Saturdays by chance and by appointment

The paintings are for sale through the gallery, and more information can be found through the direct link to the exhibition.
More information can be found at "

Monday, April 03, 2023

"Rest" original landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Rest" 18x24 oil framed  $1800


I loved the simple shapes and the restful feeling this scene of Liberty Bay inspired in me when I stopped one foggy morning and snapped a few pictures.

I framed and brought this painting along with a few others to the J Go Gallery (formerly the Roby King Gallery) in Winslow on Saturday for the "Tax Free" group show in May. The "Tax Free" show is an annual tradition started by Andrea and Wes of the Roby King for many years and it looks like Jude Grenney the new owner of the J Go Gallery will continue.

Hope you get a chance to stop by the gallery for First Friday Artwalk in Winslow, May 5th from 5-8pm! The gallery artists will be exhibiting their recent work and you will get a "Tax Break" on any purchases!

Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 20, 2023

"Forest Floor" Original floral painting by Robin Weiss

"Forest Floor" 20x20 oil on canvas  $1400
Available through the J Go Gallery


Trilliums in the woods are the herald that spring has officially sprung. They haven't come up yet but I keep walking back in the woods to look for them. Every year they come back to the same place along the path behind our house which I call the Trillium Trail. I love these wild flowers and have painted them many times out in the woods and in the studio. this was done from last years photo reference.  Stop by the J Go Gallery in Winslow  to see this painting and many more recent spring flower paintings the whole month of May. There will be an opening during First Friday Artwalk. Hope to see you there! =]

Sunday, March 19, 2023

"Rose Bush Butterfly" Original flower painting by Robin Weiss

"Rose Bush Butterfly"  18x24 oi on board  $1800


This is an older studio painting done a few years back, made it's rounds through the galleries and came back to me. It sat around the studio for awhile and then I had an offer to join a group exhibition at the J Go Gallery in Winslow on Bainbridge Island. This show was to be about spring flowers that start to flourish when the temps warm and the buds come forth. It's March now and already I can see new growth on the rose bushes in our yard. I pulled it out, took another look and decided to work it over again for the new show. Think I improved it some. 

If you are in the area the Spring Flower Group Exhibition will have an opening in May during the First Friday Artwalk in Winslow. Stop by and see this painting along with other more recent flower paintings from me and other local gallery artists at the J Go Gallery. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

"Mount Baker from Artists Point" Original landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Mount Baker from Artists Point" 24x36 oil on canvas $2800


I used the plein air study done on location in Mount Baker National Park along with photo reference to paint this larger studio painting.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

"The Brothers" Original mountain landscape painting by Robin Weiss, Scott Milo Gallery

"The Brothers" 20x24 oil on canvas $1600


This is the view of the Brothers in the Olympic Mountain range that we see on the higher hills driving in Poulsbo, WA. This year as in most of the western states we have seen higher than usual snow fall in the mountains making for some spectacular vistas. 

See another view of the brothers I painted back in 2017 in this post HERE

Show opening at the Scott Milo Gallery in Anacortes, WA. March 3rd 2023

Monday, March 13, 2023

"Snow Shadows" Winter landscape painting by Robin Weiss, AIS Small Works Showcase, OPA National Exhibition

"Snow Shadows" 14x11 oil on panel  SOLD
Juried into the AIS Small Works Show 2023


I am very excited to learn that "Snow Shadows" has been juried into the American Impressionist Society's Small Works Showcase on exhibition at the District Gallery in Knoxville Tennessee! This show will be on display from April 4th to May 20th and will begin with an opening week of events including painting demonstrations, plein air painting and panel discussions concluding with the opening reception and awards presentation.  

Sadly Ann and I will not be able to attend this year but if you are in Knoxville don't miss this stunning exhibition from some of the best impressionist painters in the country. 

In other exciting news I have shipped "Sunlight on Apples" to the Reinert Fine Art Gallery  in Charleston SC which will be hosting the Oil Painters of America 32nd National Exhibition. So excited for my artwork to hang alongside so many amazing and inspiring artists!  This painting will be available for sale through the website HERE and at the show. Hope you can make it!  =]

Sunday, March 12, 2023

"Skid Row" Plein air landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Skid Row"  8x16 oil on panel, plein air   SOLD


The opening of the Scott Milo Gallery group exhibition was a big success even for a cold and blustery march afternoon.  There was a big turnout for artwalk in Anacortes in spite of the weather and many paintings sold. Among them was "Skid Row" a plein air painting I did back in 2021 on a painting excursion with my plein air pal, Mark Bistranin. There is an old boat graveyard on reservation land near LaConner that I think is a painters paradise!   

It was a very hot day and the first thing I did was look for shade, then painted what was in front of me. Can't wait to get back this summer!!

Old Boats

Saturday, February 25, 2023

"Majesty" original Mount Shuksan oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Majesty" 18x24 oil on canvas  SOLD
Available through the Scott Milo Gallery

 Yet another take on one of my favorite inspiration locations. This Mount Shuksan painting was done from photo reference taken last summer on a trip up to Artists Point with my son, Maury. 

Sunday, February 12, 2023

"Face the Sun" original oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Face the Sun" 20x20 oil 0n canvas  $1400


Our neighbors who own a flower farm gave us a nice bouquet of sunflowers. This painting was inspired by a moment in time when I walked by the sun porch and saw the light hitting the vase of flowers insi

In other news I was excited to learn that "Sunlight on Apples" was juried into the Oil Painters of America National Show at the Reinert Fine Art Gallery in Charleston SC. Very humbled to be among many of my art heroes in this prestigious exhibition.

Also I will be attending the Carmel Art Festival as a participating artist in May! So the summer schedule is filling fast. I hope to meet some of you in my travels in the coming year. Thanks for keeping in touch on IPA!

Thursday, February 02, 2023

"The Pacific Coast at Lapush" original coastal painting by Robin Weiss

"The Pacific Coast at LaPush" 20x20 oil on canvas $1400


This painting was inspired by a family trip we had this summer that toured the Olympic Peninsula and Mount Rainier. We had a great time with family gathered from around the country and as far away as Ireland. The grand kids loved looking for sea life in the tide pools.

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

"Good Day on the Dosewallips" plein air landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Good Day on the Dosewallips"  14x16 oil on canvas  $950


This painting completed on location in August 2022 on the Dosewallips River has been accepted into the 2023 Plein Air Washington Artists Winter Exhibition at the Cole Gallery in Edmonds. Always a stunning show this year looks to be one of PAWAS best.  Hope you can make it! Follow highlighted links for more info.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

"Sunlight on Apples" original oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Sunlight on Apples"  14x18 oil on panel  
Juried into the OPA National Exhibition


This painting completed in 2021 is another one that slipped through the cracks and was never posted to my blog.  There are several apple trees on the Knowles Studio grounds that always get me inspired when the light comes through the leaves in the spring sunshine. I went out and did several plein air paintings and then did this studio piece. I love how the apples seem to glow from the inside when the light hits from behind and I tried to capture that by glazing thin layers of paint.

UPDATE:  "Sunlight" has been juried into the Oil Painters of America National Show at Reinert Fine Art in Charleston South Carolina exhibiting from March 31st - April 30th 2023

Also don't forget to order a 2023 Robin Weiss Fine Art desk calendar for the art lovers stocking in your family.  $10 includes tax and shipping.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

Desk Calendars now available  $10 includes tax and shipping.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

"October on the Dosewallips" plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"October on the Dosewallips" 9x18 oil on panel   $900


Took a couple trips to the Dosewallips State Park in 2022 to paint. One was a fun trip with some members of Plein Air Washington Artists and another with painting buddy Jim Lamb. Paintings from both trips were recently accepted into the PAWA, Plein air to Studio, Winter Show hosted by the Cole Gallery this year in Edmonds WA. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

"Morning Walk" Richland plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Morning Walk"  11x14 oil on panel    $700


Several days during the Richland Plein Air competition we painted across the street from Gallery at the Park in a beautiful setting along the river. This is the park that gives Gallery at the Park its name.  It was fun talking with all the walkers who strolled by. They were all interested in the painting and many came to the opening and bought work. This is the best time to hand out your pamphlets on show times and dates an important part of the work in any plein air competition!

Brooke Borcherding painting at the park

Me and Maury teamed up with artist and PAWA member Brook Borcherding for this competition.

We had a great time painting together and playing ping pong after the days work was done.

Always great to meet up with fellow artists and spend time doing what you love.  That's the best part of any plein air show!

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

"Sealock Grove, White Poplars" Richland plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Sealock Grove, White Poplars"  8x16 oil  $800


My son Maury and I registered for the PAWA plein air event in Richmond together. We had a great time exploring the area and came across this park near the Snake River that had a beautiful grove of White Poplars. It must have meant something to the community because they named it the Sealock Grove. We spent the most part of a beautiful day painting there.

BTW, This painting won Best of Show at the opening. Grateful for this award granted by the good folks at Gallery at the Park, Richland WA.

Me and Maury painting in Richland

Monday, November 21, 2022

"Snively Road" plein air landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Snively Road"  10x12 oil on panel     $800


I had not painted much in the Tri Cities area when we headed to Richland for the Plein Air Washington Juried Plein event hosted by Gallery at the Park in May 2022.  Other members of PAWA  like Laura Gable who are locals suggested we drive down Snively Rd. to a view of Rattlesnake Mountain  with the Snake River in the foreground.  That view didn't inspire me but I had to stop and paint this section of the road on the way back....That's how it goes sometimes. You have to go with your gut feeling about what moves you to paint a scene. 

I was in a spot where I could effectively use a trick to gauge the value of the color of the grays I was seeing by holding up my brush with a value and color of paint on it that I though was close. I was usually fooled by my eye into gauging it lighter than it is. It's almost always darker than you think.

When I started using more techniques like this to gauge value and color my paintings became more authentic.   

Sunday, November 20, 2022

"Good Pasture" original oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Good Pasture" 14x18 oil on panel,  $1250
Available through the Oh Be Joyful Gallery


Also from photo reference taken during the Plein Air Washington Artists plein air event in Richland, WA in May 2022. These cows came along  Snively Road in a long "cow train" while we were looking for a good painting location. Had to stop and get some pics!

This painting is available through the Oh Be Joyful Gallery in Crested Butte CO. Their website is down right now but you can call them at 970-349-5936.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

"The Convocation" original oil painting by Robin Weiss

"The Convocation"  18x36 oil on canvas  $2200
Available through the Oh Be Joyful Gallery, Crested Butte, CO


The reference for this painting came from photos I took during the Richland Plein Air that we participated in earlier this year. Looking through my painting files and blog posts made me realize I never posted about that competition! So I will try and go back in time a bit in the next few blog posts and talk about that fun event hosted by Gallery in the Park, Richland WA 

Gallery at the Park

Friday, November 18, 2022

"Sawdust Hill Road" plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Sawdust Hill Road"  9x12 oil on panel  SOLD

When I was trying to get in shape for the Wind River pack trip in 2020 I would hike up to the top of Sawdust Hill 3 or 4 times a week. At the top is a great view of the Olympic mountains on a clear day. When the Scotch Broom is in full bloom it transforms the landscape around here with color and made it even more beautiful.  

This painting sold recently at the Front Street Gallery in Poulsbo. The gallery is all ready for the holiday season with lots of great affordable gift ideas from local artists!  Poulsbo is a great town to come visit! Put it on your day-cation list!  You'll love it!..  And don't forget to stop by the Front Street Gallery!!

Thursday, November 17, 2022

"Docs Marina Grill" Port Townsend plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Docs Marina Grill"  11x14 oil on panel   $800


I did a set of plein air paintings from my favorite spot at the head of the Port Hudson Marina in Port Townsend earlier this summer. I posted one of them but never got around to showing you this one. It is till available!  Email me at if you are interested.  

BTW, if you are in PT stop by Docs Marina Grill for a great lunch....if you can get a table!! 

Check out the other painting completed at the Port Hudson Marina  HERE

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

"Eglon Beach" original plein air painting by Robin Weiss

Eglon Beach  6x8 oil on panel   SOLD


Another painting that sold at Arts in the Woods studio tour last weekend.  Think I mentioned that 6x8 panels are handy for those plein air outings when you are limited on time and this was one of those. I had a little time to paint and went down to a favorite location on the way to Hansville. This little beach is off the radar of most folks that aren't familiar with the area so it is usually pretty empty.

A great location to practice designing with driftwood!!  I have been working on this challenge for years now. It's getting easier for me to suggest distant driftwood and use the foreground logs to draw you into the scene. Although I only spent maybe half an hour on this painting what I was shooting for in design worked pretty good. This is a study that can be worked into a successful larger studio work and I may do that!!