Thursday, March 12, 2020

"Cafe Roussillion" Paris oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Cafe Roussillion"  20x20 oil on canvas   Sold

Paris is the best city in the world for walking! Every street and alley has interesting cafes, shops , markets, museums and artwork everywhere!  I brought home gigabytes of images, A sketchbook packed full of reference and inspiration for many winters of studio painting to come. This is one of my paintings of Paris that sold in a recent Featured Artist Exhibition at the Cole Gallery in Edmonds Washington. The show will be up through the month of March. More info HERE

See prior posts on my blog for tips on how I traveled with painting gear in Europe and feel free to ask me any questions at robinweiss@earthlink.net  ....Thanks and have fun out there!


Sketching at a Paris cafe  2020

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Friday, March 06, 2020

"Winter at the Point" Plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Winter at the Point"  Point no Point Lighthouse, Hansville WA  10x20 oil on panel   $900
It was great to get outside a few times this week and paint on location.  I have been inside working on studio paintings for upcoming shows the last few months and finally had a chance to get out on a beautiful sun drenched winter day.


set up
The Point no Point Lighthouse is a favorite location . It is only about 15 minuets from our house. I set up on the bird watching platform that has several good views but ended up painting the lighthouse again.  I love the warm greys of the grasses surrounding the scene with the pop of color in the structure. I pushed the color as usual but thought I achieved some authenticity in the work.

Wish I had taken a picture of the block in!  I used MGraham, Transparent Red Oxide for the under-painting. I love this rich, transparent color to begin a painting and work out compositional and value issues in the initial design.  I begin by toning the entire panel with thinned color and then wipe back the light areas with a paper towel. Using a "drawing brush" I make a simple line drawing of the subject and then start building up shapes. When I am happy with the composition I begin laying in color starting with the darkest areas first.




Contact robinweiss@earthlink.net if you are interested in in taking a workshop from me at this location sometime this summer. Hope you have fun out there!!

Sunday, March 01, 2020

"A Table for Two" Paris, France, oil painting by Robin Weiss

"A Table for Two"  Paris,  11x14 oil on linen  $800
Available at the Michael Birawer Gallery, Seattle
206-624-7773

Announcing another show opening, this time at the Michael Birawer Gallery in downtown Seattle!  All the information can be found at this link HERE. Hope to see you there!


Continuing on with paintings from the reference collected on our amazing tour of France and Italy in 2019, this painting was inspired by a small cafe in Paris.  Our Rick Steves tour group dispersed for lunch while exploring the  Île de la Cité  Where Paris began it's rich history. I turned in my seat and saw the light streaming through the windows onto this couple enjoying an afternoon in the City of Lights and had to steal this moment caught in time....