Monday, August 19, 2019

Illwaco Marina, plein air oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Illwaco Marina"  9x12 , plein air oil,    $600

I tried this view again the following day in Illwaco. It was a pleasant spot to set up on the grass and close to coffee and bathrooms..There were a lot of people who came by to offer encouragement and that's always nice..  This is the last painting from the Cape Disappointment paint out with PAWA. From here we traveled to the town of Maupin, Oregon to raft the Deschutes River!  I only did one small painting near Maupin but took a lot of photos to paint from this winter!!  

Hope you get some positive encouragement today!!
Have fun out there!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

"Willapa Bay" plein air, oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Willapa Bay"   9x12 oil on panel    $600


This is the salt water estuary near Illwaco, WA.  When I scouted this location during the PAWA paintout at Cape Disappointment the fog had rolled in creating a beautiful atmosphere for this scene. I love how the mist simplifies the shapes for you and creates a mysterious feeling.




When I first set up my easel the fog was so thick water was collecting in my paint box and running down my panel. I packed up and waited for it to lift a little and then set up again.


If you get caught up in detail trying to paint outside, wait for a nice foggy day and give it a try.  Have fun out there!   =]

Thursday, August 08, 2019

"Jessie's Illwaco Fish Co" plein air, oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Jessies Illwaco Fish Co."  8x10 oil    $500

There is a great benefit to hanging out for a few days in a new painting location. You get to do some exploring and find hidden locations you didn't expect.  That's what happened when Ann and I stumbled on the little fishing community of  Illwaco during the Cape Disappointment paint out with the Plein Air Washington Painters.  We spent the next two days painting around this marina town with it's commercial fish processing plant, cool strip of shops and seafood restaurants and even a salt water estuary on the back side.....just great stuff for an artist!!  Stay tuned for more studio paintings from all the reference sketches and pics!


At O'l Bobs Restaurant in Illwaco





Wednesday, August 07, 2019

"North Head Lighthouse" Cape Disappointment, plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"North Head Lighthouse" 8x10 oil on panel  $500




The whole gang met at the parking lot in Beards Hollow the next morning.  This is a great place to paint especially for a group!  You can park very close to great views of the North Head Lighthouse and the beach.


I love the way the atmosphere is always changing here. Every time I come to this spot it is different and sometimes very dramatic depending on the time of year.

To the left are Plein Air Washington Artists members gearing up for a fun day of painting in the park.


Below is a painting I did a few years ago in the same spot but very different conditions.  



North Head Lighthouse in the fog   plein air painting done in 2013    sold