Thursday, May 31, 2018

"Sky High" Seattle city , oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Sky High"  16x12 oil on panel    $1000

This view of Seattle is from Pike Place looking south on First Ave.  I love the reflections of the shy in the tall buildings and tried to capture it in this painting.  "Sky High" is available and on display at;

Thursday, May 24, 2018

"Feeding the Gulls" oil, landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Feeding the Gulls"   15x30 oil on canvas       Sold 

I snapped several photos of this family feeding the seagulls in Edmonds, WA awhile back and composed this studio painting from that reference. I struggled a lot with this one and eventually removed many of the seagulls.  I think the simplified version makes it easier to tell the story.

Available through
The Cole Gallery, Edmonds, WA

Have fun out there!

Monday, May 21, 2018

"Pike Place Downpour" Seattle city oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Pike Place Downpour"  20x16 oil on linen  $1200

A different look for me but one of my favorite pieces in the featured artist show at the Michael Birawer Gallery in Seattle.
It started out in the usual manner of painting for me but was not working very well. Had no spark or excitement. I got frustrated and grabbed the big palette knife thinking I would just scrape it off and start over. As I was pulling the paint off it started to get the atmosphere that I originally wanted to convey. I carefully kept removing pigment skirting around some areas. After that I went back in and worked edges and contrast in the key focal areas.

This painting is available at

Thursday, May 17, 2018

"Bistro" Seattle city oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Bistro" 20x20 oil on linen      Sold

Back to Pike Place Market in Seattle. This alley leads to a little piece of underground Seattle and the famous "Gum Wall"  Check it out if you come to the city. This painting has sold but there are still a few of my city paintings available at....( I know!....another shameless plug..  =]   )

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

"Destiny" Seattle city marinescape by Robin Weiss

"Destiny"  18x24 oil on Linen    SOLD

A favorite restaurant of ours in Seattle is called Anthony's.  If you get off the ferry in Seattle at Coleman dock and walk north along Alaskan Way for maybe half a mile you run right into it...and that's a nice walk to take along the water!  This is the view of the marina from the outside eating area...A great place to hang out in the summer for dinner or lunch.

This painting is also available for viewing or purchase at:

Cole Gallery, Edmonds WA

Friday, May 11, 2018

"Autumn Serenade" Seattle city oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Autumn Serenade"   18 x24 oil on canvas     Sold

This painting was titled after a song on my favorite Coltrane CD , sung by Johnny Hartman. It depicts one of my favorite places in Seattle, the Pike Place Market. This is a typical fall scene in the Emerald City......You can always tell who the locals are....the ones not using an umbrella....
If you plan to visit Seattle be sure to explore Pike Place Market, have a meatloaf sandwich at the Three Girls Bakery and be sure to visit the Michael Birawer Gallery at 1st and Madison to view more iconic scenes of Seattle like this one!

The MBG is located at 1003 1st street, Seattle WA 98104

Have fun out there!  =]

Thursday, May 10, 2018

"December" Seattle city oil painting by Robin Weiss

"December"  20x20 oil on canvas   $1400
Available through;
The Cole Gallery, Edmonds, WA 425-697-2787

The Pergola is an iconic landmark in Seattle. I have depicted it here, dressed in Christmas decoration on a winter day in Seattle with the fall leaves still clinging to the trees and the mist from Elliott Bay softening the edges of the city.

Add the atmosphere of the Emerald City to your home by contacting
 The Cole Gallery in Edmonds WA

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

"Seattle Buskers" Seattle city oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Seattle Buskers"  20x20 oil on canvas  Sold
Available through the
Cole Gallery, Edmonds WA

My featured artist exhibit at the Michael Birawer Gallery is officially over but you can still go there and see a lot of the work I completed for the show.  Sorry I'm so far behind on the blog!!....But I am catching up!

Amber Hayes and friends
Seattle Buskers was painted from reference taken during one of my many "shoot from the hip" photo excursions through the city. I always stop to listen to the street musicians and this little band was really good! After I did the painting I ran into them again at Pike Place and showed the lead singer a photo of the painting on my phone. She really liked it ! Long story short....They came and played a few songs at my opening.....I love this job!!

Amber's band is called the Satin Sirens. You can see them play in venues around Seattle. Check out their facebook page HERE

Have fun out there!

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

"Sailfish Park" Florida plien air painting by Robin Weiss

" Sailfish Park"  10x12 oil on panel   Sold

This painting wraps up all my work completed during the 5th Annual Plein Air Festival in Tequesta Florida. Ann rode by this little park during her daily bike ride and suggested I paint there....Good idea!  What a beautiful setting!

 I had practiced drawing sketches of Egrets before I went to Florida, thinking I would add them into paintings. I never did until this guy walked by as I was painting this scene....A perfect focal point and soooooo Florida!

Although it was great to visit Florida again and we had a fun time visiting friends and family it's also good to come home .....and recoup for the next adventure!   Thanks for tagging along on the blog!
Have fun out there!!

Coming up next will be city paintings produced for a featured artist exhibit at the Michael Birawer Gallery in Seattle!  =]

Friday, May 04, 2018

"View from the Square Grouper" Florida plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"View from the Square Grouper"  9x12 oil on panel   Sold

Weather forcast; thunder storms with heavy rain...It happens in Florida in March a lot!  During a plein air event it can set you back in getting work done unless you plan for it. I knew this storm was coming and planned to set up in a covered, outdoor Tiki bar called the Square Grouper. No one but the staff shows up before noon and the owner is cool with artists painting in the mornings..Perfect!
I did the one above in the morning as the storm began to roll in. The one below after the storm as the sun began to warm things up again.  

"The Castaways Marina"  9x12 oil on panel   $600

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

"Riverbend Palmettos" Florida plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Riverbend Palmettos"  10x10  Sold

I ran into Ralph Papa again at Riverbend Park. This time he was with his gallery mate and painting buddy, Shawn Escott. While I was quickly trying to get in one more painting, Shawn was painting me and Ralph....painting...