Monday, February 18, 2008

"Road Trip" sketches on the road to La Push

All week the weather "forecasters" predicted clear, sunny and warmer for the long weekend and for once they were right! I took advantage and headed out for one of my favorite beaches on the Washington coast, La Push. There are three great beaches in that area and I spent most of my time on Rialto beach. I did a lot of sketching so I could get the most work out of the time I had. These pencil drawings are all done on location. I did one oil painting which I will touch up in the studio and post later, with lots of painting to come from photos and sketches!
Port Angeles has so many great spots around the docks and shipyards that I stayed the night there and spent the whole day wandering and drawing and taking photos. I also found a great little seafood seller at the boat haven where I picked up some crab cakes to cook on the beach...yummmm.
Salt creek is another favorite camping spot only about a half hour out of P.A. going west. I took a quick side trip up there and got a few more sketches. the camp ground was closed due to lots of trees down from winter storms. Looked like they got hit pretty bad.
More sketches from the "Boat Haven" in Port Angeles.

14 comments:

Bill Sharp said...

Sounds like a great trip, I love that area.

I enjoy seeing sketches as well as more finished works, I'm glad you posted some. I'm looking forward to seeing the paintings that come out of this.

Robin Weiss said...

Thanks Bill! I enjoyed looking at your blog!

silvina said...

Hey Robin! you know what, you're an excellent draftsman! These are beautiful sketches.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Sounds like an adventurous and enlightening road trip. What a wonderful way to record your experiences!

Takeyce said...

Wonderful sketches, Robin. Looking forward to see how they develop into paintings.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Wonderful sketches. I'm envious of your trip. Your sketches reflect that you enjoyed your time. Looks like there was some good driftwood on the beach ....

Robin Weiss said...

Wow thanks Silvi! I'm trying to find the time to paint these guys now!

Robin Weiss said...

Hey Jen! Glad your back! I'll be over.

Robin Weiss said...

Hi Takeyce! Thank you!

Robin Weiss said...

Nancy, Thanks! Yes I did greatly enjoy myself, and I had a hard time not taking a lot of driftwood and rocks home!

Mike said...

Way to go, Bud! These sketches are the mark of an artist at heart as well as skill! I love 'em.

Wish I had known you'd be in Port A. I have a sister who lives next door in Sequiem. I would have asked her to throw rocks at your car when you drove thru! ;-)(HA!!)

Austin Maloney said...

I love these sketches. I heartily agree with silvina your a great draftsman.

Robin Weiss said...

Hey Mike, you better let me know when you visit your sister so we can get together!

Robin Weiss said...

Thanks Austin! Glad you stopped by!