Thursday, November 16, 2017

"James Island" From the Quilute Marina. marine landscape by Robin Weiss

"James Island" From the Quilute Marina
16x20 oil on canvas, framed  Sold
Available through the Cole Gallery;    425-687-2787

This studio painting was inspired by a plein air painting that was a demonstration during my workshop this year prior to Paint the Peninsula.  We had such a good time at this workshop painting on the Olympic Peninsula that I have decided to try it again next year. If you are interested in joining us send me an email and I will get you on the list to receive email updates.

Workshop at Salt Creek

One of the locations we painted was Salt Creek a favorite of all the students and also the artists that come from all over the US and Canada to participate in Paint the Peninsula.  I came back to this spot during the event and painted as the moon blotted out the sun during the solar eclipse of 2017
More about that in future posts. =]

Friday, November 03, 2017

"Dungeness Tideline" Northwest coastal landscape painting by Robin Weiss

Dungeness Tideline" 28x38 oil on canvas        Sold
available at the Cole Gallery, Edmonds, WA

I have yet to post anything about Paint the Peninsula 2017. It was a great event again this year and I will get to it soon.
This large studio painting was derived from plein air studies I did on location at the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge in Sequim, WA. during this years Paint the Peninsula. I was able to spend the whole day there and did three studies.

Dungeness Tideline  Study  11x14 

The Dungeness Spit is a long crescent of beach that stretches for five miles and ends at the New Dungeness Lighthouse. You can even make reservations to stay the night there and help with the lighthouse operations.

I have painted on the spit for the last several years during PTP and honed my skills painting driftwood. I find the designs, textures and patterns made by driftwood on the beaches of the Northwest endlessly inspiring. You can go to the same place each year and the driftwood will make the scene entirely fresh again.

Last year I won the Spirit of the Peninsula Award for my painting  Driftwood Giants you can check out the Blog post HERE 

Many of the paintings done at PTP 2017 will be displayed at Arts in the Woods. The knowles Studio will be open 10am-5pm,  Nov 11th, 12th and 13th . Please stop by and say hi!  Hope to see ya there!