Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"San Juan Island View" Moran state park, plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"San Juan Island View"  8x8 oil on panel     sold
After finishing my painting at Mountain Lake and cooling off with a refreshing dip (see my last post) I continued up the road that leads to the top of Mt. Constitution.
Map of Moran state Park

Mt Constitution is the highest point on the Island and features sweeping vistas of the surrounding Islands and The Straights of Juan De Fuca

 The original land for Moran State Park was donated to the state in 1921 by Seattle mayor and shipbuilder Robert Moran. Due to poor health, Moran moved to Orcas Island and between 1906 and 1909 built his estate, naming it Rosario. Today, the former Moran estate is Rosario Resort and Spa . It is the largest resort in the San Juan Islands and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Island View in progress

Before getting to the top a stunning view of the distant Islands across some beautiful meadows stopped me. I hopped out to take a few pictures.... and had to pull out my gear and do a painting!  This painting sold rather quickly at the Moran exhibition held by Crow Valley Pottery at the end of our trip.


Darrell Anderson said...

I can see why it sold. Simple. Direct. Nice comp. Especially like the convincing was you did the sky holes in the tree.

Lavon said...

just love it!