Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Olive" oil commission painting

"Olive" is one of the commission paintings I did recently. They own another really nice Porsche named "Roberto" and I painted that one too.....but, evidently,....I took no picture of the finished painting in the rush to get them in the mail!!...Rats!!..

9x12 oil on panel

Saturday, December 26, 2009

"Reflecting Fall" oil landscape painting, Arboretum series

I have been working on this painting in between all the Christmas activities. Hope the day was filled with love and laughter among friends and family for you, as it was for it's time to get back to work.........I love my job!!..=]
Postscript: I have added an updated photo of this painting. After looking at it this morning, I can see how far off the color was. Without a good camera and photo set up it is sometimes hard to get an accurate image. The one at top is a lot closer.......I'm working on finding the right light box and camera set up so I won't have this problem in the future.

16x20 oil on canvas contact sold

Sunday, December 20, 2009

"Fall Palette" oil landscape, Arboretum series

Next in the Arboretum series. The challenge was painting the glow of the leaves in the indirect , suffused light of an overcast, Northwest day. I had to dial down the background values enough so that the application of the cad. red and yellow leaves would pop. Sold

Saturday, December 19, 2009

"Runner at the Arboretum" oil landscape painting, Arboretum series

I did a 6x8 oil sketch of this runner to work out composition for a larger painting.....maybe 16x20.....I'm loving all the rich color in the fall leaves and grass.

6x8 oil on panel.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

"Mountlake Cut" oil landscape from the Arboretum series

Just before we went to Hawaii I spent the day walking all through the Arboretum by the University of Washington. It was a cool, overcast, Northwest day and I took lots of images to work from. Well, looks like I'm going to do a series of paintings from those photos. I have completed three so far. This is the first one ...of the Mountlake Cut , where they have the rowing competition in the summer.

12x9 oil on panel 2009 robin weiss contact: sold

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"Clear Lake" oil landscape painting

Finally back in the studio after some time off to honeymoon in beautiful, sunny and WARM Hawaii...We had a blast!...=]....I'll be working from some of my pictures taken on the island of Kauai soon but wanted to finish this painting of Clear Lake that was on the easel before I left. This image was taken in July, at Camp High Rock when Annie and I served as cabin counselor and nurse at a camp for the kids off the Yakima Indian reservation.

36x18 oil on canvas contact: for more info. SOLD

The full scale sketch done with markers on white paper.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Big Valley Moonrise" reworked oil landscape painting

Not sure if I improved this painting....the original was a bit dark and without a real focal point so I threw it on the easel after a cup of strong Starbucks coffee and started to play with it...(Don't try this at home!)....I think the new version has more for the viewer to work with.....

12x12 oil on canvas
The original version