Monday, December 18, 2017

"Whidbey Island Race Day" original oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Whidbey Island Race Day"  9x14 oil on panel    Sold

Earlier this summer my cousins from Ohio came to stay with us and we took them to Coupville on Whidbey Island to have lunch and explore the town. It happened to be Whidbey Island Race Day with lots of sailboats out in the sound. I took a bunch of pictures to work this winter....which is what I am doing now!

Also this time of year I cut up or paint over old work that has been lying around taking up space. Here are some progression shots of this painting using an old panel that I scrubbed with turpentine.

My cousin Cindy and her two girls Mallory and Shayna were a lot of fun to have around for a few days!!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

"Rose Demo" original oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Rose Demo"  10x12 oil on panel   Sold
available at the Cole Gallery, Edmonds, WA

While I'm on the subject of flowers, specifically roses , here is a recent demo painting done at the Cole Gallery in Edmonds during their Holiday show on Sunday.
It was a fun time chatting with visitors and eating too many tasty snacks...If you are in Edmonds stop by the Cole Gallery and see whats on the walls. They have many fine local artists and a lot of my recent work is there too.

"Edmonds Park, Winter light"  9x12 oil   $500

I took an early ferry over so there would be time to warm up with a little plein air work.

I've painted this scene several times before but never this quickly. Crazy how fast the sun goes down this time of year!

This painting took about 45 mins to complete!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

"Vase of Roses" original flower, still life painting by Robin Weiss

"Vase of Roses" 14x11 oil on panel    $800
Available through the Michael Birawer Gallery, Seattle

After finishing this painting, which went very fast as some do, I was wishing that I had photographed the process. This time of year I take stock of all the panels around the studio. Paintings that haven't sold or didn't work. Ones that had potential at the time but just stacked up. Hating to waste anything,  these derelicts can sometimes be great foundations for new work. . In this case the painting was a mostly blue seascape, awful thing, that I turned upside down so as not to be too distracted and then used a photograph of a back lit, vase of roses on the porch. Working quickly with large brush and lots of thick juicy paint I blocked in the simple shapes and for once, stopped before overworking the thing.  You never know what can happen! Give it a try!

Thursday, December 07, 2017

"Rain Buddies" Seattle city, oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Rain Buddies" 8x8 oil on panel     Sold
Available at the Michael Birawer Gallery, Seattle, WA

One of my favorite subjects! Seattle in the rain!  We have been getting a lot of that lately but it just makes the city more interesting to me! If you are in Seattle for Christmas this year stop by the newly opened Michael Birawer Gallery next to the Alexis Hotel and gift the gift of art to one you love this year.

Oh, and stop by the Cole Gallery in Edmonds on Saturday the 9th!  There will be artists demoing all day! I set up my easel about 4pm! Would love to see you there!

"Teddies Christmas"  Available at the Cole Gallery in Edmonds
425-697-2787     Sold

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

"Market Music' Seattle city, oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Market Music" 10x10 oil on panel  $400
Available through the Cole Gallery

There is a flower shop right on the corner of First and Pike in Seattle. Across the street is a light pole under cover of an awning. That is one of my favorite places to lean against with my camera and take pictures of the people and activity of Seattles iconic Pike Place Market. I have stood there for over half an hour observing and taking pictures. Many times!  This painting is composed using reference from those pics

I will be giving a painting demo at the Cole Gallery in Edmonds, WA on December 9th for the Christmas Holiday Show form 4pm till 8pm , Come down and see the show and join with us in sharing the joy of the season.

Also available and on display at the Cole Gallery is my painting "Dungeness Tidelands" a large studio painting of the Dungeness Spit and the Olympic Mountains which just won Best in Master Class Award in the Art Muse Contest online.

Sunday, December 03, 2017

"Market Slice" Seattle city oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Market Slice"  11 x 14 oil on panel   Sold
Available at the Michael Birawer Gallery, Seattle

Pike Place Market is iconic Seattle!  I always find interesting subject matter there and always have a blast painting on location. If you plan on visiting Seattle be sure on taking time to explore Pike Place Market. While you're at it, walk a few blocks south on First Ave and Visit the Michael Birawer Gallery. A new gallery in Seattle featuring some of the best regional artists in the area.

This work was inspired by the fruit vendors who pull you over to sample a slice of their best new varieties. If you go to enough different stands you won't need lunch!  =]