Monday, June 25, 2018

"Blue Mountain" Skagit Valley, plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Blue Mountain"  9x14 oil on panel     Sold  

At least once a year I try and visit my friend Mark Bistranin in Skagit County to paint for a few days. He co-owns and operates the Seaside Gallery in LaConnor.
 The Skagit valley once inhabited by the Salish Indians was a valley of small prairies that were burned in controlled fires to harvest bracken ferns and camas . After the development of the dike system the unmanageable wetland area became a fertile area for agriculture. These days it is still a vibrant farming community and a great place for us painters to find  stunning views of fields and farms surrounded by mountains whose mood and atmosphere are constantly changing.

"The life I love is making paintings with my friends"
Me and Mark painting in one of our favorite spots

This is an area on Fir Island that Mark and I go to paint a lot.  It is a wetland, salt marsh at the end of......well, I can't remember the name right will come to me...But, it is the first road to the left as you pass Snow Goose Produce. Follow it past farms to the very end and there you are. It can be tricky to turn your car around down there but I have turned my van many times....just be careful you don't back into a irrigation ditch!!

I entered this painting in the "Little Gems", small works Show at the Scott Milo Gallery in Anacortes and it garnered a Best of Show Award!! How cool is that!  Thanks much to the good folks at Scott Milo Gallery and Judge of awards, Michele Usibeli!
You still have time to go see the show!  The closing reception is this Saturday the 30th at 3pm.

Best of Show Award at the Little Gems Show,
Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Congrats! Wonderfully loose.