Tuesday, November 26, 2013

"The Golden Dolphin" Port Angeles, plein air, marinescape oil painting by Robin Weiss

"The Golden Dolphin"  9x12 oil on panel    Sold
Golden Dolphin in progress

The next day dawned grey and rainy.  I had scouted a dock in town called The City Pier which afforded a great view of a pair of old fishing boats, and that's where I headed. Even though it was raining I was not going to let this scene pass unpainted! I worked on it most of the day and was not satisfied. bear in mind I had been completing three paintings a day until this one!  In the morning, still not happy about the painting I went down to City Pier again to see if I could put that spark of life into it.  The extra effort payed off and this painting sold as well at the Gala Exhibition.

The next day the sun came out again and  two painting buddies came down to the dock to share the fun. Check out Brook Borcherdings plein air work HERE   Sandy Byers amazing paintings HERE
Sandy painting the boats
Brook painting on the pier

I stayed at the pier all day again until evening, went and had dinner and then came back. It was that nice a place to spend time.
Evening on City Pier, Port Angeles, Washington State

Saturday, November 23, 2013

"Line Up" marine oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Line Up"   8x8 oil on panel     Sold
 Back to the paintings from Port Angeles done at Paint the Peninsula. I kept being drawn to the boats and painted another one sitting on a bench by the marina.  I was glad that it went to a good home during the gala art exhibition at The Port Angeles Fine Art Center!

set up for "Line Up"

I will try and get more photos of my process in the future but basically I do a quick sketch under-painting using orange/red and then after a short set up time , get right to work laying in the color.

That big pipe going across the photo?  Well that's a BIG pipe parallel to the walkway and getting in the way of the view!  Fortunately us artists can just leave those distractions out!  =]

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"Leigh's Roses" rose oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Leigh's Roses"  7x7 oil on panel    Sold
Well okay, alright!  A lot has happened since my last post! For one I have a new computer that will carry me, hopefully, for the next ten years or so!.....with all my data intact!

We had a great studio tour! Arts in the Woods has consistently been my best show of the year and 2013 did not disappoint!  Thanks to all of you who made it out to the show!  =] and thanks to Leigh and all the organizers who made it wonderful to be a participating artist!

Thanks to a good friend in the Plein Air Washington Painters who is sponsoring me and providing lodging and organizational expertise I will be giving a workshop in Baja Sur Mexico near Todos Santos in January , 17,18,19 !  Time is short so if you are interested in going down please contact me at robinweiss@earthlink.net  for more info. This should be a lot of fun and a great time of year to head down to sunny climes!

This is the last rose painting and I will be picking up where I left off on the Port Angeles adventure, Paint the Peninsula! Thanks for following and stay tuned for updates on shows and workshops!

Oh , and please visit my website to see more stuff!  =]    www.robinweissfineart.com    Thanks!