Wednesday, April 13, 2022

"Port Townsend Marina" Plein air marine painting by Robin Weiss

"Port Townsend Marina" 12x16 oil on linen panel   $1125


Got away to paint outside a few weeks back at one of my favorite locations, Port Townsend.  There is a great little spot to set up by the marina with the added bonus of a coffee shop and bathroom near by. The weather was a mixed bag but good enough to get this one down on canvas in about three hours. 

To the right is the block in stage of the painting where I work out the composition and value structure.  I use a transparent fast drying color like M Grahams, Quinicridone Rust or Transparent Red Oxide. 

If you haven't tried M Graham paint yet, give it a go!  I love it for outside painting. The pigment is mixed with walnut oil instead of the more traditional linseed oil which gives it a looser viscosity and longer drying time. That helps with a wet-in-wet approach to paint application.

1 comment:

René PleinAir said...

Oooew great !

Looks like Emile Gruppe !!