Monday, October 31, 2016

"Fish On" Snake River, plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Fish On" 7x12 oil on panel    Sold
Available at the Oh Be Joyful Gallery, Crested Butte , CO
When I started this painting the fisherman didn't have his boots on yet. As he waded into the river casting his fly rod I took a picture and added the figure from my camera monitor. I have been doing this for awhile now and it is getting easier for me.  The image is small, usually hard to see in the sun and only lasts for a minuet before I have to bring it back up on the monitor. That seems to force me into not getting too nit picky with the photo and make the figure more integral to the painting

Here is an example of a painting where I tried a little too hard to get all the detail of the fisherman and the figure seems pasted on to me.

"Fish On is available through the Oh Be Joyful gallery in Crested Butte. You can check out the website HERE.  Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

"Touring the Tetons" Studio painting of Grand Teton National Park by Robin Weiss

"Touring the Tetons" 12x16 oil on linen panel   $1200
Two weeks in the Grand Tetons is not nearly enough time!  They say if you drive every paved road through the park you have seen only 1% of it!  During my first week there with the Plein Air Washington Artists the weather was stormy with dramatic clouds roiling around the majestic peaks. I painted this from photo reference and sketches taken on location after getting back to the studio. It will be available at Arts in the Woods coming up Nov, 11th, 12th, and 13th 2016. check out the Cultural Arts Foundation website HERE for more info on AITW.

From the campsite at Gros Vantre
 This picture was taken at the Gros Ventre campground where we set up camp for the PAWA paintout. The views were spectacular right out of the tent flap!  Later I moved on to a cabin at the Hatchet Ranch.....but more about that in another post. 

If you live in Washington State and have an opportunity to come to Poulsbo please visit the studio for Arts in the Woods! Always the second weekend in November!

Sunday, October 09, 2016

"Dirt Road Ready" Colorado plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Dirt Road Ready"  12x8 oil on panel $600
Available at Oh-Be-Joyful Galley, Crested Butte CO
The bad thing about Bloggers Block is the longer you let it go on the harder it is to get back to it! So much happened this summer and I have waited so long to start back posting on IPA I hardly know where to start! I will keep this short for now and just say on one trip alone I was gone five weeks and covered 4000 miles. The painting above was done in Crested Butte CO during that trip.
Maybe this will get the ball rolling again.......See you soon!!  =]
To view this painting and see other work available at the Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery in Crested Butte go to the website HERE