Wednesday, April 17, 2019

"Point no Point Lighthouse" plein air landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Point no Point Lighthouse"  16x8 oil on panel

Walked the bird sanctuary trail at Point no Point a few weeks ago to get out of the studio. It was quiet and lovely with the winter colors still hanging on to the spirea and wild rose.
If you search back in the blog you will see quite a few paintings from this area. I have been coming here since moving to this area 30 years ago. My first painting of this lighthouse was in watercolor which was my media of choice at that time.
You can stay here now at what used to be the lighthouse keepers house. It would be a real special getaway.....You should check it out....=]

This painting was accepted into the Little Gems Show. It will be on exhibition along with a lot of other great art from the Plein Air Washington Artists at the Scott Milo Gallery . The show will open during art walk in Anacordes, WA on June 7th. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 04, 2019

"Magpie" original oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Magpie"  8x10 oil on panel  

Went back through my photos from last years trip to Central City Colorado. I stopped in Jackson, Wyoming to paint for a few days and took a lot of photos. This magpie was sitting on a fence outside my cabin and I captured a few poses.
Took a few days off from painting while I was building frames and some other wood working and this was my warm up painting to get limbered up again...

Travel easel

Looking online for a good travel easel and didn't find anything suitable so I made this one similar to my old Coulter style box only smaller. This one is 9x12 and about 2lbs

The ring in the right hand wing holds my turp container. The plastic,nalgene one that Josh Been sells on the Prolific Painter site.

If all goes as planned this box will go to France later this year.....Stay tuned!  =]

Frame blanks