Tuesday, February 12, 2008

"Overgrown" landscape, oil painting


I love old buildings and old sheds falling down and overgrown. Something about the color and textures in old painted and weathered wood. These guys are getting plowed down by the hundreds around here in the great cycle of life and commerce. Out with the old and in with the new. It's fun to find them and save them at least on canvas.
8x10, oil on panel, $150.00

11 comments:

Ann said...

Rob,
You did nice things with the light on this one...I especially like the colors of the sky and I'm wondering what time of day it was? It's fun to imagine the interesting things that may have been stored in this shed... Thank you for saving it for posterity!

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

I enjoy your paintings, they are very strong and confident.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I tried to comment on this the other day, but for some unknown reason bloggeer wouldn't allow it. Wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed this image. It is one of those paintings that make you feel you have been there. Great atmosphere.

Robin Weiss said...

Hi Annie! Thank you! This was midday but the unique Northwest light in winter sometimes gives the sky a sureal look. Not cloudy, not sunny.

Robin Weiss said...

Rhonda, thanks! That is encouraging!

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you for you faithful commenting Nancy! I have had trouble with blogger also!

Joanne said...

Hi Robin,
I love the play of lights and darks in this one... even the foreground is broken into lights and darks. There is something so appealing in old wood, old buildings, and places that once held life but are now abandoned. You have captured that "once upon a time" feeling perfectly!

Mike said...

Keep it up, Bud! if you don't watch out you'll soon be a master at this stuff !!

Hope all's well up your way.

Robin Weiss said...

Hi Joanne! Thank you! I am glad that you share my appreciation for the mystery of the time worn places!

Robin Weiss said...

Mike I am fine! Thank you buddy, for checking in and thank you for the encouragement!

Roy Lindquist said...

This was a hit, realy beautiful painting!
Bravo