Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Point no Point/Hahdskus original oil painting by Robin Weiss

Point no Point, Hahdskus, 12x24 oil on canvas  $1200


I have been doing so many paintings at Point no Point it is getting hard to come up with titles for the work! After doing a little research I found an article about the history of the area. The Native American name for this piece of coastline along the northern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula is Hahdskus. You can learn more about it HERE.

View this work and lots of other local art and crafts at the Front Street Gallery in downtown Poulsbo.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

"Another Point no Point Study" plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Another Point no Point Study" 6x10 oil on panel  $500
Available through the Front Street Gallery  360-598-6133


There is a bird watching platform not far down the marsh trail at Point no Point. It's a great place to watch the shore birds and the marsh waterfowl.  It's also a nice spot to gain a little elevation and set up a easel for painting.  That is the reason you have seen so many paintings from me of this view. They keep selling too....so I keep painting them. Since I have done this study, I worked on a larger 12x24. Will post soon.

This painting and several other recent works are available through the Front Street Gallery in Poulsbo. Stop by on Saturday, March 26th,  I'll be working the morning shift.  =]

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

"Salt Marsh at Point no Point" plein air painting by Robin Weiss

Salt Marsh at Point no Point  11x14    SOLD


Back to my Point no Point series.  This one shows more of the salt marsh inland from PNP.  This whole area is in the planning stage to be returned to it's original and natural state before earth berms were put in place to control tidal flooding. That will dramaticaly change the area some say for the better, I'm not so sure.  In any event I will continue to document this beautiful local coastline of the Pacific Northwest.

More to come so stay tuned! =]

I have been hanging some of my local Point no Point paintings at the bakery in Hansville called Greenwoodes Farm. Stop by if you get the chance. Great  baked goods, organic and locally sourced.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Point no Point, studio #1 original marinescape by Robin Weiss

Point no Point, studio#1  16x20 oil on linen  $1200


Following up on earlier posts I will continue to present all the Point no Point plein air studies and studio work I have been doing recently.

This is a larger studio painting done from reference photos and studies. Once again I am using driftwood as a design element to provide pathways into the scene and direct the viewer around the painting. This is a typical Northwest day in winter with low clouds revealing a slice of light at the horizon. Doing a grey-sky work like this you want to be sure you have previously scraped your left over paint into a sizeable grey motherload. That paint will be tweeked with color to go warm or cool creating a variety of greys to add interest.   

Get out there and give it a try!  =]

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

"Rose Bush Butterfly" Floral, oil painting by Robin Weiss

Rose Bush Butterfly  18x24 oil on linen  $1800


I Thought we could use a taste of summer about now so am posting this studio painting I did last year of the rose bush by my moms house. I added the butterfly for a focal point and just to see if I could pull it off. I'll let you be the judge.

Update on this painting!  After making the gallery rounds and not selling, I have reworked and refreshed it and it will now be going to the J Go Galley in Winslow on Bainbridge Island and will be part of the May, 2023, Spring Flower Exhibition. This will be a group exhibition opening on First Friday Gallery Walk in Winslow

Hang in there, summer is right around the corner!

Thursday, March 03, 2022

"Morning Mist at the Point" plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Morning Mist at the Point" 7x12 oil on linen panel  $400


Early morning with a heavy fog at Point no Point. I almost gave up and went home but it was so quiet and peaceful I hiked out to the sand. Nothing but the call of the gulls and the splash of the waves on the beach.

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

"Point no Point Light House, Plein Air Study" by Robin Weiss

"Point no Point Lighthouse Plein Air Study" 8x6 , oil 


Last month I started going out to a favorite painting spot, the Point no Point Lighthouse, again. Seems like about this time every year when the winter weather gets a little less harsh I find myself back on the beach at the point....that's not really a point...

I love this time of year because the light can be really dramatic and the there are not a lot of people around. It's very quiet and you see more wildlife....just a great time to paint in this stunning location.

 I have done a whole series of plein air and studio paintings which I will start to post daily. I have also hung a few of these paintings at a new bakery in Hansville called Greenwoods Farm. They have a great selection of organic baked goods, sandwiches and wine.  Stop by and support your local farmers!