Thursday, September 28, 2017

"Three Poppies" plein air poppy painting by Robin Weiss. Also upcoming events.

"Three Poppies"   12x6 oil on panel   Sold

I had a bugger of a time trying to get a good image of this painting. Some paintings are just hard to photograph no matter what you do and I couldn't find an angle where glare was not reflected off the brushwork....So....

You will just have to come to Arts in the Woods!!  Always the second weekend in see this painting in person!!  There will be lots of other artists! There will be snacks and coffee! There will be a studio dog and friends and laughter!  You just have to come!! Get more info from the Cultural Arts Foundation HERE

Other events coming up:   The closing party for the Brace Point Pottery show in West Seattle check out their website HERE.   I will be painting a demo during the party....should be fun!! Diane Venti will be there and it's always fun to give her a big hug!

A featured artist show coming up at the Cole Gallery in Edmonds. Opening on the 19th of October, 6-8pm during third Thursday Art Walk in Edmonds. Come by and see recent plein air and studio work from travels this summer!

Plein Air Washington Artists end of the year , theme show, Valleys to Vineyards coming up at The American Art Company in Tacoma WA. Opening November 4th  2-5pm

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

"Poppy Dance" Plein air poppy painting by Robin Weiss

"Poppy Dance" 8x12 oil on panel   Sold

White poppies, like white crepe paper glued to bright yellow cotton balls blowing in the wind...So much fun to try and capture on canvas!  It was kind of like gesture drawing from life.  Irresistible!

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

"Poppy Study #2" poppy oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Poppy Study #2   8x8 oil   Sold

Yep, I did a whole series of these poppy paintings during a very warm summer week. I do get these short lived artistic obsessions with certain subjects....Then I have to get it out of my system.

There will be more poppy paintings!!  =]

Oh and the photo from the last post was really bad so here is a better pic of it:

Poppy Study #1  8x8 oil  Sold

Monday, September 18, 2017

"Poppy Study" plein air, poppy painting by Robin Weiss

Poppy Study 8x8 oil   Sold

Leigh has these poppies growing in her "White" garden....Some people call them "Fried Egg Poppies" but I researched them and found that they are native to Southern California into Mexico. The formal name is Matilija Poppy.  Been wanting to paint them for years and finally got around to it with a series of paintings.This is the first done on a windy day when the crepe paper white blossoms were blowing about and dancing in the wind.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

"Down Western' Seattle city, oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Down Western" 12x9 oil     Sold

Seattle is changing so rapidly now that I'm not sure this view will be possible to see in the pretty near future. With the new tunnel nearing completion, the Viaduct due to be demolished soon and the start of a complete rebuilding of Coleman Dock, the Seattle waterfront is going to be radically changed from what we have been used to. People say it will be much improved but the grungy, gritty city look of the old Waterfront will be missed by some, including me.
This view looks north down Western Ave as you cross the skybridge from Coleman Dock.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

"Seattle Rain" Seattle City, oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Seattle Rain" 16x8  Sold

I've painted so many Seattle City, rainy day paintings that I am starting to run out of names to call them! Pretty sure I have used this name before . I used to walk this way several times a month getting to the gallery on First and Seneca. It's interesting any time of day but especially on those rain drenched nights with the light bouncing off the puddles and folks with their umbrellas.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

"Figure Study" Seattle city, oil painting by Robin Weiss

Figure Study 8x8 oil  sold

Oh man am I behind again!  Lots going on but will make an attempt to catch up...I know, I know Ive been saying that! Ha!
This was a quick study to explore gesture and distance in the figures walking. Notice that the heads are on the same plane but the legs are shorter.  This happens because your eyes, (which are in your head  =]  ) becomes the horizon line in your one point perspective. The perspective would change of course, if you were laying down on the sidewalk or standing on top of a building or looking down a steep hill. If you want to draw city scenes its important to study perspective. Start out with simple one point perspective and have fun with it!