Monday, July 27, 2009

"Eastsound Church" Plein air painting , Orcas Island and Awards

I was struck by the intense light hitting this side of the Episcopal church in Eastsound. I set up in a little protected spot on the beach with the break wall to my back and decided to go for a 12x12 plein air painting.....which was great! But it got HOT.....and the sweat was dripping off me as I painted....surprising how long it takes to fill 144 square inches....
The set up for my second painting in Eastsound......Not quite so hot as it was a little later in the afternoon.
The view from where I camped at Doe Bay........Nice place!! ....I only did sketches of Doe Bay but will be painting from my images.


When I came home from the San Juans I had the exciting news that I won first place and best of show for my painting "Kingston Ferry Dock" at the North Kitsap Arts and Crafts show........and when I went to pick up my paintings on Sunday they handed me an award for viewers choice for the painting "City Squall" .....I believe God is confirming my decision to move into painting full time.



6 comments:

Lauren Maurer said...

Congrats on your award! Your paintings are really beautiful!

Sheila said...

Wow, I didn't realize you are so young as I view your good lookin' smile in your photo. I had always thought you were a grizzled old man who had been painting for decades.

Absolutely the right path for you Robin. Your gift is making this world and many people's lives so much better with your view of our great earth.

Congratulations ! I'm am positive these are the first of many many awards and recognition to come.
;o)

Robin Weiss said...

Hi Lauren! Thanks! Your watercolors are beautiful!

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Sheila! Very sweet of you to make such kind and encouraging comments. That is one of your many gifts, to make people feel better about themselves.....especially us artists!....and you are a very good one yourself.

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Well done on the awards Robin..just acknowledgement by others off what we already know...your a real class act. Best wishes on becoming a full time artist :))

Mike said...

Hey Rob !! Hats Off to you for your award and your decision to go full time!! I apologize for not keeping up with your posts. Been buried in homeowner projects and haven't seen the easel for nearly a month.

Good on ya, Bro!! It's exciting to see you doing so well!!!