Monday, March 31, 2014

"Sea of Clouds" LaConner, plein air, landscape, oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Sea of Clouds"  8x10 oil on panel  $330
I called Mark Bistranin on my way to LaConner and told him I was headed up. "Great", Mark said, "Me and Sam are just headed out to paint. We'll meet you at the 76 station"  I thought I had been to most of Marks good spots but somehow missed this one. The day was beautiful and the clouds, like giant pillows floated along against an azure sky......Perfect!

Mark and Jazz
Sam chatting with the neighbor

 Tragically, the day I was headed home from this trip a mudslide occurred not far from this location in the town of Oso.  I am auctioning off a plein air painting done here on the same day , the proceeds of which will go to the slide victim relief.  You can bid on it HERE.  Thanks for your support of this cause.  Learn more about how you can help HERE

Also, I am showing a large body of my work at Alki Arts, The Harbor Steps Gallery in Seattle , WA..
If you are in the area check it out.

Click HERE to learn more.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

"Spring Dike" LaConner, plein air, landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Spring Dike"  6x8 oil on panel      SOLD
I recently took a trip to LaConner, WA. to view the early Daffodils and paint with my friend, Mark Bistranin.  The first day was sunny and beautiful and we both did three paintings!  Rain returned on the next day but I was still able to get a painting done and spend some time visiting.

The downside and tragic part of this trip I learned while driving home on Saturday.  A mudslide near Arlington in the town of Oso wiped out many homes and 90 people are dead and missing. The relief effort to find the missing and clear the debris is massive and those on the scene need our help. That is why I am donating the proceeds of the sale of this piece to the relief efforts.  You can bid on this painting at the dailypaintworks auction HERE.   Thank you for supporting this cause!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"The Bengoti" Seattle cityscape by Robin Weiss

"The Bengoti"          Sold
Another rain drenched scene of my favorite city.  I think this painting is about 12x14. I painted it a month ago and sent it off to the gallery forgetting , again , to post it to my blog.  If you stand in Pioneer Square and look north, this is the view you will see. Of course everything changes when the sun comes out ....sometime in June....

It seems I have a rotating show of my recent work traveling around . It will now all be in one place, my city scenes and my plein air landscapes.  For the next month my work will be at Alki Arts "The Harbor Steps Gallery"  while I am away at the Plein Air Convention in Monterey.

Speaking of plein air.  The Plein Air Magazine online newsletter "Outdoor Painter" did a nice little interview with me about the Mexico workshop . You can view it HERE

Sunday, March 09, 2014

"Madrone Lane" Bainbridge Island, urban, plein air, oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Madrone Lane"  8x10 oil on panel    Sold
I realized that I had never posted this painting when it sold. This has happened before.  That brings me to the professional artists tip that you should always keep your images of paintings in organized folders. One for High Resolution and one for Web posting. This one was never resized and it took me some time to find. It was tucked away in my high res folder. Fortunately, because I keep pretty organized folders by date I was able to find it fairly fast but I hate wasting time digging for stuff when it should be right at my fingertips.  I've done that when looking for tools to do a project around the house. There have been times when, after looking for a tool for an hour I just gave up and refocused on another project.  Don't let that happen to your art images! They are too important to our business!  Plus,  you can then devote more time to watching talking dog videos on youtube...=]

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

"Palapa Palms" Mexico , coastal, landsacape painting by Robin Weiss

"Palapa Palms"  14x11 oil on canvas panel   $520
This is the last one of the Mexico paintings from our adventure to the Baja Sur. I saw these palms when the workshop was gathered at the church in Pescadero. I didn't have a chance to do more than a quick sketch and take some pictures at the time, so it was fun to finally get to the palms when I got back to the studio.


I did my usual underpainting in a hotter red/orange color to give the painting the "heat" that we experienced in Mexico.

I am back to painting the cool northwest scenes that I am used to for now but the Plein Air Convention in Monterey is coming up in April and I am excited to be back in sunny California, especially the beautiful Monterey peninsula! Stay tuned for updates on how it all plays out.
  In the mean time if you are in the area I will be at the Bainbridge Baker Co, in Winslow, on Bainbridge Island, WA.  for the first Friday Art Walk this coming Friday from 6pm till 8pm.  Come down and see my recent plein air and studio work with over 30 paintings displayed.

Until next time , Adios Amigos!

Saturday, March 01, 2014

"On the Road to Cerritos" Mexico, desert, landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"On the Road to Cerritos"  10x10 oil on panel   Sold
To get from Jolyns house to the beach at Cerritos you drive these dirt roads through the desert. They call this cactus a Cordone. I desperately wanted to stop and paint these in the landscape but unfortunately was tied down to the workshop schedule. I did take a lot of pictures of them , stopping Jo many times to hop out and shoot photos. I loved the change of complimentary color from the yellow/green tops to the red/purple lower branches.

Cactus Bird

I also had fun taking pictures of all the birds I saw. Here are a few pictures of them.