Thursday, October 11, 2018

"Sand and Surf" Paint the Peninsula 2018, plein air landscape by Robin Weiss

"Sand and Surf"  11x14 oil on panel    $900

 Every year during Paint the Peninsula artists take the mile long trail down to one of the most beautiful scenic beaches in Washington State. Second Beach in LaPush is a constant inspiration for me!  I have learned that I can go to the same spot each year on SB and enjoy a different composition of driftwood and atmospheric drama.  It is a challenge to compose and simplify piles of driftwood but once you get good at it the design potential is endless..

You can use those skills and apply them to other complex scenes where the details can overwhelm you, such as this marina with hundreds of boats diminishing in the distance.

If you look closely you see all that confusion reduced to pieces of paint with just a few boats in any real detail.

One boat should become the "star of the show" or the focal point.

Here are a few of the paintings I have done on Second Beach from past PTP competitions;

Paint the Peninsula 2017  Sold
Spirit of the Peninsula Award

Paint the Peninsula 2016  available

Paint the Peninsula 2015  Sold

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