Friday, April 25, 2014

"First Thursday" Seattle cityscape by Robin Weiss

"First Thursday" 16x20 oil on canvas       sold
The first Thursday of every month is Seattle city's art walk.  We always try and get to the SAM (Seattle Art Museum) on those nights because general admission is free.  Of course I always bring my camera to get rainy night city photos to paint from...

Friday, April 18, 2014

"Spring Blessing" Bainbridge Island urban, landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Spring blessing" 10x10 oil on panel    Sold
This one started out as a plein air painting but I didn't get very far along before the cold and the changing light drove me back to my warm van. Back in the climate controlled studio I added the figure from a photo taken on location. 
 These beautiful spring days with the flowering trees arrayed in vibrant color are indeed one of God's best blessings!  Happy Easter!

Monday, April 14, 2014

"Gazebo" Bainbridge Island, plein air, urban, landscape painting by Ropbin Weiss

"Gazebo"  8x8 oil on panel             Sold
 I went back to Bainbridge Island to paint the spring, flowering trees during the Bakers show. I punched the color up a bit to emphasize the vibrancy of the day.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

"Winslow Church" Bainbridge Island, plein air, urban landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Winslow Church"  8x12 oil on panel     Sold
 Right across the street from this church is Bainbridge Bakers where I had a show of my recent paintings. the show is over now but you can still see a lot of the painting(except the ones that sold) at The Harbor Steps Gallery in Seattle for the month of April.
In between painting trips I have been showing work in my local area.  I have found that is always helpful to go out and paint in the community to help promote the show. The day was Northwest cloudy/rainy but I still had a great time meeting folks and painting!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

"Skagit Valley Jewel" Skagit Valley, plein air ,landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Skagit Valley Jewel"  8x8 oil on panel      SOLD
At this time of the evening the light is moving very fast!  When I turned around and saw this tree seemingly on fire by the setting sun, there was only enough time to shoot a quick photo and it was gone.  I painted this in the studio with my vivid recollection of that moment and the pic.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

"Skagit Valley Furrows" LaConner, plein air, landscape, oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Skagit Valley Furrows"
I've been to this spot before, late in the afternoon.  It never fails to inspire.  Take a left right after the Snow Goose Produce stand on the way to LaConner and drive to the end of the road.


Thursday, April 03, 2014

"Skagit Barns" LaConner, plein air, landscape, oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Skagit Barns"  8x10 oil on panel      $330
We woke up to grey skies and threatening rain on the second day of the Laconner painting trip.  I managed to get one more plein air painting done and then did some scouting and visiting. 

Cascade Green
I added a new color made by Daniel Smith to my palette called Cascade Green. It helped me in this painting to more quickly mix the hue of green I was looking for in this cool valued rainy day scene.
I also spent a long time sitting and watching the amazing spectacle of the Snow Geese and Trumpeter Swans on their migration to the summer breeding grounds in the north. Thousands of them pass trough Washington State, many stopping in the Skagit Valley to fuel up for the journey......Well,,,,take a look at this short video    =]