Saturday, July 26, 2014

"Working Boat" Monterey, California, coastal, oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Working Boa"t . Monterey   10x12    sold
I will conclude my California paintings from the third annual Plein Air Convention with this commission painting that I did from a photo taken on location in Monterey.

 Thanks for hanging in there with me~!

Friday, July 25, 2014

"Pigeon Point" California, coastal, plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Pidgeon  Point"   7x11 oil on panel     Sold
In the afternoon Maury and I headed down the beach to paint the lighthouse from a different perspective.

Mo painting at Pigeon Pt.
The Pigeon Point lighthouse was built in 1871 to guide ships up the Pacific Coast. It remains the tallest lighthouse on the west coast.

After we had our fill of the lighthouse and the California coast, Maury and I headed inland to see the great Redwoods.. After a long day of painting we camped at a spot not far from PP . It was a nice break to get some laundry done and visit with a new friend Tony Barros at the Costanoa KOA campground. One of the nicest KOA's I have ever stayed at!

Next morning after I tried a quick painting we headed towards San Jose to look for a mission to paint. That didn't happen but we did find a spot off the road to paint the live oaks in a pasture off the road.

"Live Oak"  8x6 oil on panel

The next day Maury was headed home to Seattle from San Jose airport and our painting adventure together came to an end. 

My plan was to continue on to Yosemite National Park. By myself for the first time on this journey I was already missing my family but beautiful country and van breakdowns would keep me well distracted!

Outside Alice's Restaurant

Thursday, July 24, 2014

"Pigeon Point Lighthouse" California, coastal, plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Pigeon Point Lighthouse"  12x9 oil on panel  $425
After painting Rocky Point, Maury and I headed for the hostel at Pigeon Point.  It felt like being back on board ship staying in a dorm with a bunch of young kids again... but fun! In the morning Maury slept in and I went out to paint.


I started out with my usual reddish under painting working out value and composition.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

"Rocky Point Vista" California, coastal, plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Rocky Point Vista" 9x14 oil on panel   Sold
I had to take Maury back to the Rocky Point  Restaurant.  What a great spot! 

Afterwards we had a beer on the deck and watched the gray whales migrating up the coast.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"Carmel River" California, coastal, plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Carmel River" 8x8 oil on panel     Sold
Boy , I think I am experiencing a writers block!  I am so far ahead of these California paintings now that I am not inspired to post and write about them....But yet I want to post them for the memories they represent. You see, at the end of the year I have a blog book published and it is a great reminder of my painting adventures.  So...I will continue to post them but with not as much side info..Hopefully I can get through them.  If you would like a catalogue of these paintings give me a ring.....=]
Thanks for your patience!!