Wednesday, July 31, 2019

"Last Light of Day" plein air, Cape Disappointment,oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Last Light of Day"  6x12 oil on panel   $500

Recently, Ann and I went on a great road trip down to Colorado to visit the Oh Be Joyful Gallery in Crested Butte where I was scheduled to do a demo and paint a few days in the area. We planned a few side trips including a paint out with the Plein Air Washington Artists at Cape Disappointment.

Brooke painting at the Lighthouse

Excited about being in this stunning area again, Brooke Borcherding and I headed for the North Head Lighthouse to try and capture the sunset.  It was a great way to begin the paintout!

If you are interested in joining a great group of fun loving and dedicated plein air artists, consider joining PAWA or The Plein Air Washington Artists.  These guys have painting trips planned all summer long and usually very well attended. It really is the best way to develop your skills as a PA artist. Check out the website HERE

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

"Rainbow Bridge" plein air, marine painting by Robin Weiss

"Rainbow Bridge" 11x14 oil on linen  SOLD

When I visited LaConnor earlier this year I was happy to see this sailboat tied up at the dock. I have painted it before....a couple times.. and thought "What the heck, I'll try it again.

LaConnor has a great walkway all along the waterfront in town that provides good views of the harbor and provides enough room to set up an easel......That's why we paint here a lot! 

BTW, If you are in town check out the Seaside Gallery! 

View Catcher  
To paint this complicated view and get the proportions right I used some tools in my kit.  A "View Catcher" and a plexi "grid"  called Quick Comp. 

These tools allow you to compose easier and make a quick sketch of a scene that may have many complicated elements and perspectives.

 If you are a beginner and have problems getting boats in perspective using these tools can help you see how the forms "lay down" on a 2 D surface.  Both can be found online at Dick Blick.

Saturday, July 06, 2019

"The Black Bird Bakery" Bainbridge Island oil painting by Robin Weiss

"The Black Bird Bakery"  8x16 oil on panel       Sold

This is one of the paintings sold during the opening of our group show at the Roby King Gallery last night.  It was a demo painting I did for the Port Ludlow Art League in the spring. It has a plein air feel to it even though I was working from a photo because I was working fast and for an audience. I had about an hour to complete this painting.  Sometimes it really pays off to work fast. It forces you to simplify shapes and have an immediacy to your brushwork..

The opening was well attended and lots of fun. If you were there, thanks for coming!!  The show will be up for the month of July so even if you didn't get a chance to come out for the opening you can still see the work in July.

In Winslow check out the Roby King Gallery

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

"Pritchard Beach" Bainbridge Island oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Pritchard Beach"  20x24 oil on canvas    $2200

I'm posting one more painting promoting an upcoming group show at the Roby King Gallery on Bainbridge Island . The exhibition will feature iconic locations on BBI and will open during First Friday Artwalk . Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

"Wenatchee River Winter" Landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Wenatchee River Winter"   16x20 oil on canvas       SOLD

My featured artist exhibition at the Front Street Gallery in Poulsbo will come down on the 7th of July so if you haven't seen it yet pop over to Poulsbo and check it out!  Poulsbo is a pretty little marina town with lots of great restaurants and shops!