Monday, May 25, 2020

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


While we are on the subject of Point no Point and the amazing place it is to visit and paint....I will post a few more recent works done on location.

Maury painting the lighthouse

 A few weeks after painting there on my own, I talked my son, Maury into coming out with me and I painted this study. It was an overcast day so while there were no cast shadows the light itself remained pretty constant.  Those conditions can work well for creating dramatic atmosphere in a painting and has the added benefit of not having to chase the light. In other words, on a sunny day the shadows change as the sun moves across the sky. This can be difficult to keep up with depending on the season. In that case it is very helpful to begin with a thumbnail sketch to set down the shadow shapes before you begin. I often do, a quick under-painting to establish design and shadow shapes.

Maury set up to paint the scene of the lighthouse I painted a few weeks earlier. He did a great job! You can see more of Maurys work on his blog HERE

Saturday, May 23, 2020

"Playing at the Point" Point no Point, oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Playing at the Point"  18x24 oil on linen   $1400

"Refuge of Tide and Time"

Early in March I went to a favorite painting spot about 20 minuets from our house on the Kitsap Peninsula. The Point no Point Lighthouse. I have been coming to this historic and unique location in the Pacific Northwest for over 30 years to beach comb, play with the kids as they were growing up, hike , fish and paint! I've collected driftwood here over the years to build funky birdhouses that I sold at farmers markets. I haven't done that for awhile now....except lately...I built a standing birdhouse sculpture for a "call to artists" from the Port Angeles Fine Art Center . We will see if it gets accepted...If it does it will be installed in the Websters Wood Sculpture Park at the center and will be for sale.  Hope you will get a chance to see it there!

I took a a lot of photo reference when I was at the Lighthouse Beach back in March painting the scene in an earlier post, "Winter at the Point" The painting above was done from from those photos and using my plein air studies for color accuracy.

I love to paint the driftwood on the beach! If you go back through my posts over the years you will see many paintings using driftwood as design elements to draw the viewer into the scene and direct the eye around the painting. For me, it also evokes the feel of the salt air and marine atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest the very best!

This painting along with a group of other recent work is available through the Cole Gallery in Edmonds Washington.  You can contact Denise at this number to find out more info on purchasing this work and viewing more paintings of my art journeys here and abroad....

Cole Gallery  425-697-2787

Stay safe and stay creative!  =]

Friday, May 22, 2020

"Big Beef River Estuary" plein air, landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Big Beef River Estuary"  6x6 oil on panel   SOLD

I talked about Seabeck, Wa. and my painting trip there in March, in my last post.  You can check it out HERE.

If you are interested in seeing more of my work online there are many venues to do that!  My blog posts are automatically downloaded to Daily Paintworks and I have been a member of DP since around 2005!  They have the most comprehensive gallery of my work on the internet.

 I have also updated my website. It is totally different now and I still have work to do but please check it out!
Robin Weiss Fine Art.

Of course I have a Facebook page both personal and professional. Both pages are devoted to art!...The personal page has a few more photos of the grand kids.... =]  I am fairly new to Instagram. I was late to that program , but am slowly building followers...

I even have a Youtube page that has some old hilarious painting videos....I need to post some new stuff there for sure!  robin weiss youtube channel

You can see a pretty cool video done by M Graham Paint on their website HERE. Big shout out and thanks to M Graham for sponsoring me and for making a great product!!

Most of the galleries that show my work have websites and online galleries now too !  Here are the galleries that represent me. Click on the highlighted text to link.

The Knowles StudioFront Street Gallery, The Cole Gallery, The Roby King Gallery, The Michael Birawer Gallery, The Oh Be Joyful Gallery

Thanks for your support of the arts and the artists!!  Stay safe and stay creative!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

"Seabeck View" plein air, landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Seabeck View" 9x12 oil on panel  SOLD

Searching for painting spots where I could set up without hiking to far,  or encountering many people, I remembered a place I used to pull over when I was driving for a fuel delivery company based in Bremerton, WA.  Seabeck was my route for awhile and has many nice views. this one is right off the road as you cross the Big Beef River Estuary. There is plenty of room to park your car and set up an easel.

Big Beef Estuary  6x6 oil  $500

The Big Beef River empties into the Puget Sound here providing habitat for many species of seabirds and marine wildlife.  Across the water is the Olympic Peninsula, home of the majestic Olympic Mountains.

Before setting up I drove a mile or two into the Seabeck marina and filled my thermos at Turies Seabeck Espresso. There is also a great pizza place and the Seabeck General Store is everything you would expect from a small seaside, eclectic and homey little family store.

Coming back to the spectacular roadside view of the Olympics, and fortified with good coffee, I quickly set up to capture the atmosphere of the sound and distant mountains. I didn't even have to move my easel to paint the view on the other side of the road .  This treasure of a plein air painting spot provided a whole day of painting and enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. 

This trip happened back in March before everything really locked down.  Lately I have been working a lot in the studio like many other artists. These paintings will be a part of a new showing at the Roby King gallery on Bainbridge Island in July.  Hopefully things will be opened up by then and we can actually have an opening with people there!  Check the Roby King website for updated news on this and many other gallery happenings. =]  Click on the link HERE

Stay Safe and Stay Creative!

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

"Northwest Barn" Landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Northwest Barn"  18x24 oil on canvas    $2200
Available through the Oh Be Joyful Gallery, Crested Butte CO

Not to many adventures to write about these days as we hunker down in quarantine.... but lots of studio work!!  It's been fun finally getting to turn so much reference material collected over the last couple summers into paintings!

Hope you and yours are safe and staying creative, trusting in the One who cares for you....