Friday, September 07, 2012

"Three Crabs Restaurant" plein air oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Three Crabs Restaurant" 6x10 oil on panel
Summer is here, although rapidly going by!......and I have been spending as much time as possible painting outside!.....and dreading all the time required to sit at the computer updating my blog!.....But I'm trying!!

I took an overnight trip back to the mouth of the Dungeness River, planning on camping again at the Three Crabs Restaurant. Some of you who are long time subscribers may remember my trip in 2010 when I was commissioned to do several paintings of Northwest rivers. When I arrived the cook informed me that the restaurant had been sold to the state and will become a park!  I decided to paint the place for posterity ...I will sure miss the Three Crabs! Hopefully the state will manage the property well......but they will not be able to serve up delicious crab cakes!
painting the Three Crabs

An interested customer took a picture. I gave him my card and he graciously sent me this image. It was pretty hot out there that day!

Sunrise on the Dungeness

 I spent the night in the parking lot and got up early to start the day of painting ....This was the glorious view that greeted me!


Sherry Schmidt said...

Wonderful painting and so happy you captured it! Love the photos. :-)

Lavon said...

oh Robin, I have eaten there many times. So glad you painted it before it goes away. I was very saddened to read that it was closing! Your painting is wonderful. Hope all is well with you!

Robin Weiss said...

Thanks Sherry!

Thank you Lavon! Yes I will miss it too! Many happy memories there!