Monday, November 28, 2011

"Mario's" Pioneer Square oil painting by Robin Weiss

I am working right now on a permanent setup in my studio at home to take better pictures of my artwork. It's high time! Pioneer Square is a spot in Seattle where we go quite a bit to sketch and photograph. But it got a little cold so we went to the Seattle Art Museum to warm up and draw indoors.

My son Maury, working on a sketch at the S.A.M. Check out his digital work HERE.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

"The Black Bird Cafe" Bainbridge Island oil painting by Robin Weiss

What better refuge on a cold, rainy day than a nice, warm and inviting coffee shop!  This one is very familiar to all of us who spend a lot of time on Bainbridge Island, here in Washington State.  The Directors Gallery, who represent my work and a lot of other fine artists, is just down the alley .
12x15 oil on canvas sold

We recently had our yearly studio tour called Arts in the Woods. It is a three day event and took all of us a lot of time to prepare for..The studio was all decked out with great art work from Leigh Metteer, Jim Metteer, Jessica McGreal, Wanda Garrity. and myself. I'm glad to say it was very successful for all of us, which is crazy in this economy, but for which, on this Thanksgiving day, I am very grateful!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2011

"Capital Grill" Seattle city oil painting by Robin Weiss

There are a few paintings I have missed posting along the way, so I will try and tie some loose ends and post these lost paintings before I get back to my series of rainy night scenes. As most artists, I love the look of a great backlit scene. I removed some of the foreground distractions to give this composition a stark look.

I started this painting in my most usual way with a underpainting in Transparent Orange Oxide and Ultramarine Blue washes, using a "drawing brush" for line.

 Here's the photo I used for reference.

Monday, November 14, 2011

"Night Reflections" nocturne, urban oil painting

"Night Reflections" 6x8 oil on panel    SOLD
We just got through with our yearly studio tour and it was a great success! I sold quite a few paintings, several from this series that I realized too late, no photos were taken of them....sheesh!   I will try and contact the very kind buyer and perhaps get photos to post for you. In the meantime here is another view of the last painting posted.  Winslow Way , walking to the car from the ferry , late on a rainy evening.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

"Winslow Way" nocturne, urban oil painting

"Winslow Way" 6x8 oil on panel   SOLD
I've done a series of these small rainy night city paintings that will be on display at the Knowles Studio this weekend for Arts in the Woods Studio Tour...If you are in the area be sure to stop by and say hi! The hot spiced cider will be on and the studio will be decked out with exciting new art work!

Saturday, November 05, 2011

"Passing Under the Viaduct" Alaska Way Viaduct, oil painting by Robin Weiss

If you live in Seattle then you know that the Alaskan Way Viaduct is being removed and replaced by a tunnel.It has been very controversial and taken a long time but they are now in the process of removing the structure. It is supposed to make the waterfront a lot "nicer" and free up a lot of valuable property for development. I guess that's true but I want to document in my artwork, the industrial, gritty feel that I love about the Seattle waterfront before it is gone forever.
8x6 oil on panel

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

"Chinese Lanterns" oil still life painting

One of our students at the Knowles Studio brought in a bunch of Chinese Lanterns from her garden. I took some pictures and then set up this little still life with one of Leigh's custom ceramic pots.....looking for a blue that would compliment the orange. This is my last in a series of small still life paintings.... Back to my city scenes this week!...=]
This painting will be on display along with other recent paintings at Arts in the Woods Studio Tour coming up in a couple weeks.....See the Cultural Arts Foundation's  new website with all the info HERE
6x6 oil on panel