Thursday, January 17, 2008

"Great Tortoise Hostel" Seattle cityscape, oil painting


Man it's been a long time between posts! Sorry about that! To all you kind folks who have been inquiring as to my health and whereabouts, I am fine and still painting!... I was pleasantly distracted during the Holidays but took the time to take some photos. This painting of Seattle is 24x24 in. I have been working on it several weeks now and it is still a work in progress. Thing is,, it has sentimental value for me and I don't think I will be able to sell it!
I checked out " Richard Shmidt Paints the Landscape" from Smartflix.. Its pretty good..I'm starting to get jazzed about getting outside to paint. The weather here has been crazy this year but if R.S. can paint in a snow storm I guess I can paint in good old Seattle rainslushicesnowmuckdrizzlefloodfogsleet.

21 comments:

n warner said...

Great details and flow in this wet downtown setting. Great feel to this. Nice work! Nina

Heidi Malott said...

Very lovely! Such a great overall warm painting. I agree, this would be hard to part with!

Candy Barr said...

Welcome back, and capturing the tiger in this one! Nicely done.

Ann said...

Fancy that!? This painting is meaningful to me as well...brings back some wonderful memories of a rainy day in Seattle. You caught the mood and color of the city street and especially the shape of the sign! ;)

William R. Moore said...

Robin,
I have been following your work for awhile now and have enjoyed it very much, especially your watercolors. I like the design of this painting very much. It has so many good things happening. IMHO It all works with one exception. The temperature appears too warm for what I imagine Seattle ( I have never had the pleasure of visiting ) to be on a cool rainy day.

silvina said...

Oh, Robin this is sensational! Love the wet street. So glad you're back posting.

Robin Cheers said...

This is beautiful. I can see why you want to keep it. Paint it again!

Robin Weiss said...

Wow...I am blown away by the response to this painting. Thank you all! N.W., Heidi, and Candy thanks for visiting and for your kind comments!

Robin Weiss said...

Ann, I am so happy you are able to visit my blog all the way from Uganda! The only thing missing in this scene is your sweet face. I will save the painting for you.

Take care and God bless you love..

Robin Weiss said...

William, Thank you for following my work! I did have trouble with the image transfer on this painting, as I do with a lot of the larger pieces. The color temp. is a bit cooler in the original.

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Sil! I will be posting more often now.

Robin Weiss said...

Hi Robin, Thanks! You know how it is, so many scenes and so little time....

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I came back to comment on your Father and Son painting and find this lovely Seattle painting. Both have a very nostalgic feeling. I would hate to pick a favorite ...

Mike said...

Dude!! It sure is good to see you weren't sleepin' !!! Really glad to see you back posting!

This peice got an involuntary 'WOW!" from me when it burst onto the screen. Way to go!!

Robin Weiss said...

Hi Nancy, thanks for visiting! I appreciate your comments. Havn't we had a crazy year for weather!?

Robin Weiss said...

Mike old buddy, your producing some WOW paintings yourself man! Thanks for your continued encouragement!

Takeyce said...

Wonderful work here, Robin. Love the atmosphere.

Susan's Scribbles said...

Love the atmosphere in this.

Robin Weiss said...

Hey Takeyce! thanks for coming by. I think you are one of my first blog buddys when I started out. Amazing to see the growth in your work!!

Robin Weiss said...

Susan, Thank you! It will be interesting to learn more about you. Your drawings are very nice!

RITA FOSTER said...

lovely, amazing talent!