Tuesday, April 09, 2013

"Two House Farm" Whidby Island, plein air landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Two House Farm" 8x10 oil on panel  $330
I passed this farm on my way back from a trip to Oak Harbor on Friday. The sun was at about 6:00pm and lighting up the scene. When I left Ebeys Landing on Saturday afternoon about 5:00pm I decided for one last painting in this spot. After that I headed for the ferry and home.

I was not very happy with this one when I was done with it on Saturday. It was pretty awful, but I kept it knowing that I can often salvage a PA painting in the studio when I get back after studying  the photos. Now I think it may be one of my stronger pieces from the trip .....so, never give up!!

7 comments:

Angela Sullivan said...

Oh Robin, What a beautiful piece. I can just feel the fresh gentle air as you painted this. I went plein air painting the other day and found it to be the most enjoyable thing. Have a blessed day.

Lauren Nelson said...

This IS a wonderful piece. It manages to capture place and time, and those houses and the boat grab the viewers eye. You inspire me, but I'm too much of a weenie to stand out in the rain and wind on the Oregon coast to paint!

Lavon said...

Yes, this is a marvelous piece. The colors, the textures, the memory of places once dreamed....so very marvelous. There is something about the old family farm set deep against the forest primieval which is very evocative. It is making me want to be there again!! LOL...Ans that little patch of blue sky about that sail boat doesn'r hurt!

Alison Barry said...

I love this one -- so beautiful.

Sherry Schmidt said...

Beautiful! I really like this piece too!

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you all for your kind input! I appreciate your taking the time to jump through the hoops of commenting on this blog!...very encouraging.=]

Debra Rutherford said...

I just found your blog and I believe I will visit it often. I just discovered the joy of plein air painting after moving to Phoenix, AZ last March. Your work inspires and teaches me. Thank you for sharing!