Monday, October 31, 2022

"Mount Rainier Ridgeline" original oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Mount Rainier Ridgeline" 24x36 oil on canvas   SOLD


Earlier this year our extended family on my wife Ann's side got together in Washington state for the 2022 family adventure. This included family from Ohio, Florida and Ireland!  We had a great time hiking and exploring the Pacific Northwest from whale watching in the San Juans to staying at the Paradise Lodge on Mount Rainier.  I didn't get to do any painting but was able to gather a lot of great reference photos. The larger studio work above resulted from those photos.

You can watch a montage of our family trip on youtube HERE

Sunday, October 30, 2022

"Reflection Lake" with Mount Shuksan original oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Reflection Lake"  with Mount Shuksan 12x24 oil on panel


Continuing on with paintings that have slipped through the cracks is this studio work from last years trip up to Artists Point in the Mount Baker National Park. In fact after researching my files and checking the gallery pages of those representing my work I am not sure what happened to this painting! Pretty sure it sold! 

It seems the last couple times I have been up to Artists Point there has been smoke in the air from wildfires. Last year the smoke came from as far away as Canada.  This year there was smoke too from fires closer in the Cascades. It makes for interesting atmosphere but would sure rather not have those fires!

This view of Shuksan from Picture Lake has been painted many times by myself and other artists. You would think I'd get tired of it but when you get up there and get out of your car and walk around the lake it is hard not to try and capture the majesty of this iconic northwest scene.


Saturday, October 29, 2022

"Eglon Beach in Winter" original oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Eglon Beach in Winter" 11x14 oil on panel, framed  Sold


Now I have the chance to post some paintings that have slipped through the cracks. 

This painting of Eglon beach completed last year has been hanging at Greenwoodes Farm Organic Bakery in Hansville. A very cool little bakery/restaurant in Hansville, WA . I hope they continue to do well.  Hansville is a great location to take a daycation....Ha! That could be there moto... =]  Anyhow, lots to do in Hansville ...The lighthouse beach at Point no Point!..for one...and lots of great hiking around Foul Weather Bluff.. etc. But the best part is you can make Greenwoodes your first stop for some coffee and a sweet pastry!  Check out the artwork while your there! I have several paintings of the area on display..  =]

Friday, October 28, 2022

"Sal's Boat" Edmonds plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Sal's Boat"  10x12 oil on panel  $750
Available through the Cole Gallery


As I was painting this down at the Edmonds Marina everyone was walking by and saying "Oh that's Sal's boat"....I was hoping Sal would walk by and see it as I already sold a painting that way during the Edmonds Plein Air Paintout...  But Sal never did....  Anyway, you can see this painting and much more great local art at the Cole Gallery in Edmonds, WA. and for a limited time they are having a 20% off sale! 

This is the last of the paintings done during the First annual Edmonds Plein Air Paintout and now I can get to some of the other stuff I have been working on! =] Thanks for stopping by!

One of the great things about plein air competitions is getting to hang out and paint with other artists. Brook Borcherding did a great painting down at the marina and we both had fun talking to all the people walking by. 

Thursday, October 27, 2022

"Down to the Beach" Kingston plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Down to the Beach"  9x12 oil on panel    Sold


There is a nice little beach in Kingston west of the ferry dock and close enough to visit if you have a longer wait. I wandered down one sunny afternoon during the Edmonds Plein Air Paintout hosted by the Cole Gallery and did this little study. It was the first painting to sell!  Apparently I am not the best judge of my own work. Debated about even entering it but glad I did!  =]

Another shameless plug for, yes you guessed it....Arts in the Woods Studio Tour!!  Click HERE

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

"Cascadia" Edmonds plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Cascadia"  8x16 oil on panel  Sold


One morning we were scouting around during the Edmonds Plein Air Paintout for a scene to paint and came to the Cascadia Art Museum. They have a lot of nice plantings around the museum and the building itself has some history in Edmonds. I decided on this view of the Trumpet flowers that were blooming and the entrance to the museum. 

Upcoming event!.. Arts in the Woods , North Kitsap Studio Tour, November 11th 12th and 13th 2022

For more info click HERE

painting at the Cascadia Art Museum

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

"Kingston Marina" plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Kingston Marina" 9x12 oil on panel  SOLD

 It was spitting rain when I set up for this painting in Kingston. I probably would not have tried this scene in the rain but I was still painting for the Edmonds Plein Air Paintout and wanted a variety of subjects and atmosphere. in this case it worked out. I was happy with the line drawing and as I was painting the owner of the foreground boat walked up and told me a little about the boat being an east coast design. He liked the painting so far and said he would come to the gala opening on Friday.  As it turned out this was not one of the paintings picked to show in the exhibition and he did not show up at the opening....but a few days later he came to the gallery and asked about the painting and I was able to sell the work to him.  Something like this has happened to me several times painting on location and it is really encouraging!

Another reminder about Arts in the Woods coming up second weekend in November!!  =]  There will be many panels like this one to choose from at once a year studio sale prices! Click HERE for more info...  Hope to see you there!!

Monday, October 24, 2022

"Thursday in Edmonds" Edmonds plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Thursday in Edmonds" 12x16 oil on panel  SOLD
Available through the Cole Gallery

 As the title suggests I painted this on a Thursday afternoon during the first annual Edmonds Plein Air Paintout hosted by the Cole Gallery in September. They plan on keeping the love ( of art )alive by hosting this fun paintout every year in September.

I thought this view would be a challenge with cars coming and going and the sun moving pretty rapidly but I also have learned from experience that once you set up on the street and commit to a scene the encouragement from passers by and the pressure of competition can motivate you to stick with it until something usually shapes up. I spent all afternoon on this painting.  Once you paint one car you have painted a hundred and as you get the brush miles under your belt you can change shapes and colors at will.

This painting is available through the Cole Gallery in Edmonds and they have a 20% sale going right now so it's a good time to buy art for the holidays!

Also....Arts in the Woods coming up in November!!  Click HERE for more info on our local studio tour!

Saturday, October 22, 2022

"Apple Tree Cove on a Summer Day" plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Apple Tree Cove on a Summer Day"  11x14 oil on panel  Sold


The great thing about the Edmonds Plein Air Paintout for me is that it encompasses both Edmonds and Kingston.  I spent several of the live paint days during the paintout working around Kingston. This is a view from the Kingston Slough a favorite local park with nice views of Apple Tree Cove and the Kingston ferry....Once again with my toes in the sand!  =]

This painting will be available at the Knowles Studio in Poulsbo for Arts in the Woods 2022.  If you plan on being in the North Kitsap area the second weekend in November don't miss this studio tour! The best in the Northwest!

Click HERE to find more info about AITW on the Cultural Arts Foundation website

Friday, October 21, 2022

"The Puyallup Arrives" Edmonds plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"The Puyallup Arrives" 11x14 oil on panel  $850
Available through the Cole Gallery


I made a mistake in my last post.. This was the first painting I completed for the Edmonds Plein Air Paintout 2022..

 I got off the ferry walked up to get my panels stamped and then right back to the beach. It was a beautiful hot sunny day. I have taught several plein air workshops through the Cole Gallery and we always walk down to  Bracketts Landing to do the demo while everyone hangs out to paint.  I have painted the ferry from this location a few times so I thought it would be a good place to start. If you can nail a good ferry painting it can set the stage for the rest of the week. Not that it's easy because the ferry is only docked for about half an hour. It took three cycles for me to get this one. But hey, toes in the sand, beautiful beach, beautiful view....I wasn't exactly suffering... =]

 BTW, Cole Gallery is having a 20% off sale on a lot of the work currently in the gallery. They have some of the best representational artists working now and it may be a good time to pick up quality artwork at an affordable price!  

November is coming up and that means Arts in the Woods!  Always the second week in November This year the 11th, 12th and 13th. Look for the yellow Arts in the Woods signs to direct you to participating studios or better yet, come to the Knowles Studio to start off the tour and we can provide you with maps and a cup of hot cider!  =]   Plus some amazing art from local artists. Check out the CAFN website for more info and to match up artists with the studio they will be displayed in HERE

Monday, October 17, 2022

"Morning Mist at the Marsh" Edmonds Plein Air painting by Robin Weiss

"Morning Mist at the Marsh" 8x16 oil on panel  $750

Awright!!  Gotta get back to the blog! Its been a month since we participated in the first annual Plein Air Edmonds Paintout and this was the first painting I completed for the competition. There was beautiful fog at the Edmonds Marsh and we set up quick to capture it.

The paintout was a blast and the Cole Gallery who hosted it has decided to do it again next year! That's good news for me since it is just a short ferry ride away and I love painting in Edmonds. I did eight paintings and will be posting them in the next week or so.

Thanks for stopping by!  =]