Wednesday, March 13, 2019

"Hammered Seattle" Seattle city oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Hammered Seattle"  28x15 oil on canvas   Sold
For purchase call  MBG at  206-624-7773

Okay, first, an explanation of the title for this painting..If you live in Seattle you get it, but if you have never been to the Emerald City then you may not be familiar with our artistic icons...Like the Hammering Man.  If you look closely in the upper middle section of this painting you will see the silhouette  of a man with one arm extended and one arm up that looks big, and it is! The Hammering Man is a kinetic sculpture outside the Seattle Art Museum. The "BAR" sign belongs to the Diller Room, part of another historic and protected building in Seattle.  New skyscrapers are going up all around this area as Seattle rapidly changes it's character and skyline. For a little more about the history of Hammering Man click HERE

This painting is on display and available for the month of March at the Michael Birawer Gallery located at 1003 1st Ave , Seattle WA.  If you are in town, meet me at the gallery on March 23rd from 4-8pm for Happy Hour with Robin.  If you can't get to Seattle, you can still purchase this work by calling Summer at 206-624-7773.   Thanks and hope to see you there!  =]

San Francisco   Blue Build
Recently,  I took a workshop with Terry Miura, along with a fun group of other artists,

This workshop was an award for second place in the Winslow Plein Air competition that happens on Bainbridge Island every summer now .
This was one of the best awards I have received! Terry is a great teacher and I learned a lot about strategies to simplify city scapes. and..we had a lot of laughs!

The painting to the left was done from one of Terry's photos of San Francisco where he lives.
This was my attempt to follow his teaching to design shapes in one color using four values. Notice that all the detail is left out of these "shapes" . The mind of the viewer fills in an amazing amount of detail.  I'm sure this workshop will influence my future cityscapes. If you get the chance to take one of Terrys workshops don't hesitate! You will have a blast and learn a lot!  Check out his website HERE

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