Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"On Guard" Cow painting by Robin Weiss

"On Guard"  12x8 oil on panel  Sold

This cow painting is also from my Colorado reference...and also available at The Cole Gallery in Edmonds WA.. I experimented on this one by leaving the foreground loose and washy which I think is interesting and makes the piece more painterly and less photographic.
    By the way,
 If you are in the area and interested in watching me paint a demo come to the Cole Gallery on Saturday the 3rd of December for a wonderful open house and Still Life Show just in time for Christmas! I will be starting at 4pm and there will be other artists painting as well. Click the link HERE for more info.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

"Hereford Heaven" Cow painting by Robin Weiss

"Hereford Heaven"   11x14 oil on linen panel   Sold
Available through the Cole Gallery. Edmonds, WA

There is no better place I have found to get good cow reference photos and sketches than the road leading into Crested Butte through some amazing ranch land along the Slate river in Colorado. I stopped a bunch on my way back and forth from Crested Butte to where I was staying with a good artist friend this summer to paint and take pictures. This was painted from those reference pics and sketches and is available through the Cole Gallery in Edmonds, Wa.  You can check out their website HERE

Monday, November 07, 2016

"Hollyhocks" Floral studio painting by Robin Weiss

"Hollyhocks"  14x9 oil on panel   Sold
I walked by a stucco wall in Tucson while visiting the art museum. The sun was intense and these hollyhocks seemed lit from within.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

"Teton Raven" Grand Teton National Park, studio painting by Robin Weiss

"Teton Raven"   10x12 oil on panel   Sold

There are many reasons why it is important to paint on location but one of them is to be there and feel the wind, smell the rain and as you are gathering reference also gather the feel and spirit of the place in your heart. When you get back it can not help but inform your studio work. I watched this raven for a long time one early morning on Mormon Row in the Grand Tetons before he gracefully dropped off a fence rail and flew past me.

It was a magical morning in a spectacular landscape.I would never have been able to paint the area as well from stock photos even if I wanted to.

While I was there quietly observing, a few other critters showed up .