Tuesday, November 29, 2022

"October on the Dosewallips" plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"October on the Dosewallips" 9x18 oil on panel   Sold


Took a couple trips to the Dosewallips State Park in 2022 to paint. One was a fun trip with some members of Plein Air Washington Artists and another with painting buddy Jim Lamb. Paintings from both trips were recently accepted into the PAWA, Plein air to Studio, Winter Show hosted by the Cole Gallery this year in Edmonds WA. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

"Morning Walk" Richland plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Morning Walk"  11x14 oil on panel    $700


Several days during the Richland Plein Air competition we painted across the street from Gallery at the Park in a beautiful setting along the river. This is the park that gives Gallery at the Park its name.  It was fun talking with all the walkers who strolled by. They were all interested in the painting and many came to the opening and bought work. This is the best time to hand out your pamphlets on show times and dates an important part of the work in any plein air competition!

Brooke Borcherding painting at the park

Me and Maury teamed up with artist and PAWA member Brook Borcherding for this competition.

We had a great time painting together and playing ping pong after the days work was done.

Always great to meet up with fellow artists and spend time doing what you love.  That's the best part of any plein air show!

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

"Sealock Grove, White Poplars" Richland plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Sealock Grove, White Poplars"  8x16 oil  $800


My son Maury and I registered for the PAWA plein air event in Richmond together. We had a great time exploring the area and came across this park near the Snake River that had a beautiful grove of White Poplars. It must have meant something to the community because they named it the Sealock Grove. We spent the most part of a beautiful day painting there.

BTW, This painting won Best of Show at the opening. Grateful for this award granted by the good folks at Gallery at the Park, Richland WA.

Me and Maury painting in Richland

Monday, November 21, 2022

"Snively Road" plein air landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Snively Road"  10x12 oil on panel     $800


I had not painted much in the Tri Cities area when we headed to Richland for the Plein Air Washington Juried Plein event hosted by Gallery at the Park in May 2022.  Other members of PAWA  like Laura Gable who are locals suggested we drive down Snively Rd. to a view of Rattlesnake Mountain  with the Snake River in the foreground.  That view didn't inspire me but I had to stop and paint this section of the road on the way back....That's how it goes sometimes. You have to go with your gut feeling about what moves you to paint a scene. 

I was in a spot where I could effectively use a trick to gauge the value of the color of the grays I was seeing by holding up my brush with a value and color of paint on it that I though was close. I was usually fooled by my eye into gauging it lighter than it is. It's almost always darker than you think.

When I started using more techniques like this to gauge value and color my paintings became more authentic.   

Sunday, November 20, 2022

"Good Pasture" original oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Good Pasture" 14x18 oil on panel,  $1250
Available through the Oh Be Joyful Gallery


Also from photo reference taken during the Plein Air Washington Artists plein air event in Richland, WA in May 2022. These cows came along  Snively Road in a long "cow train" while we were looking for a good painting location. Had to stop and get some pics!

This painting is available through the Oh Be Joyful Gallery in Crested Butte CO. Their website is down right now but you can call them at 970-349-5936.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

"The Convocation" original oil painting by Robin Weiss

"The Convocation"  18x36 oil on canvas  $2200
Available through the Oh Be Joyful Gallery, Crested Butte, CO


The reference for this painting came from photos I took during the Richland Plein Air that we participated in earlier this year. Looking through my painting files and blog posts made me realize I never posted about that competition! So I will try and go back in time a bit in the next few blog posts and talk about that fun event hosted by Gallery in the Park, Richland WA 

Gallery at the Park

Friday, November 18, 2022

"Sawdust Hill Road" plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Sawdust Hill Road"  9x12 oil on panel  SOLD

When I was trying to get in shape for the Wind River pack trip in 2020 I would hike up to the top of Sawdust Hill 3 or 4 times a week. At the top is a great view of the Olympic mountains on a clear day. When the Scotch Broom is in full bloom it transforms the landscape around here with color and made it even more beautiful.  

This painting sold recently at the Front Street Gallery in Poulsbo. The gallery is all ready for the holiday season with lots of great affordable gift ideas from local artists!  Poulsbo is a great town to come visit! Put it on your day-cation list!  You'll love it!..  And don't forget to stop by the Front Street Gallery!!

Thursday, November 17, 2022

"Docs Marina Grill" Port Townsend plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Docs Marina Grill"  11x14 oil on panel   $800


I did a set of plein air paintings from my favorite spot at the head of the Port Hudson Marina in Port Townsend earlier this summer. I posted one of them but never got around to showing you this one. It is till available!  Email me at  robinweiss@earthlink.net if you are interested.  

BTW, if you are in PT stop by Docs Marina Grill for a great lunch....if you can get a table!! 

Check out the other painting completed at the Port Hudson Marina  HERE

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

"Eglon Beach" original plein air painting by Robin Weiss

Eglon Beach  6x8 oil on panel   SOLD


Another painting that sold at Arts in the Woods studio tour last weekend.  Think I mentioned that 6x8 panels are handy for those plein air outings when you are limited on time and this was one of those. I had a little time to paint and went down to a favorite location on the way to Hansville. This little beach is off the radar of most folks that aren't familiar with the area so it is usually pretty empty.

A great location to practice designing with driftwood!!  I have been working on this challenge for years now. It's getting easier for me to suggest distant driftwood and use the foreground logs to draw you into the scene. Although I only spent maybe half an hour on this painting what I was shooting for in design worked pretty good. This is a study that can be worked into a successful larger studio work and I may do that!!

Sunday, November 13, 2022

"Port Townsend Cloudscape" original plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Port Townsend Cloudscape" 8x6 oil 


This small study from Port Townsend was fun to paint. The object was to capture the clouds that were moving fast. I used a smaller canvas so I could paint quick!  This little painting is still available at Arts in the Woods studio tour 2022. Stop by the Knowles Studio and say hi! 

Saturday, November 12, 2022

"City Time" Seattle city painting by Robin Weiss

"City Time" 8x6 oil SOLD


This study sold at Arts in the Woods Studio Tour yesterday. We had a great turnout and it was wonderful to see so many friends and return art enthusiasts who came out to support us! Many thanks to those made it! The tour continues today and Sunday. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 10, 2022

"Morrowstone Point" original plein air painting by Robin Weiss

Morrowstone Point  6x8 oil on panel  SOLD


It's a challenge to get the immensity and majesty of some scenes you experience in nature down to a panel that is 6x8 inches. sometimes it works and other times, not. I think it worked in this piece and was confirmed when the painting sold yesterday in a presale before Arts in the Woods studio tour 2022. I have a whole box of these panels that will be for sale this weekend.

I often pull out a 6x8 when painting conditions outside are sketchy. When the weather is not cooperating or time constraints only give you a few minuets. This painting was done in about 20 mins. The other big challenge is translating a small study into a large studio painting. If I ever get stretch of free painting time I might try it with this composition...... I'll keep you updated!  

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

"Wild Wenatchee" original oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Wild Wenatchee" 18x24 oil on canvas   $1800


A great road trip in Washington state is what they call the North Cascade Loop. It takes you past this stretch of the Wenatchee river after you go over Stevens Pass on the way to Leavenworth. I stopped to snap a couple photos of the fall color and a few years later did this studio painting.  It will be available at Arts in the Woods Studio Tour coming up this weekend the 11th, 12th and 13th. Hope to see you there!

For more info on Arts in the Woods 2022 click HERE

for the Knowles Studio website click HERE

Monday, November 07, 2022

"Dappled Aspens" original oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Dappled Aspens" 16x12 oil on panel $1125
Available through the Oh Be Joyful Gallery
Crested Butte, CO  970-349-5936


This painting will not be at Arts in the Woods this year because it is in one of my favorite places in the country, Crested Butte Colorado!  The Oh Be Joyful Gallery in CB is owned and operated by artist Nick Reti. Nick along with an amazing staff has been representing some of the top plein air and representational artists in the nation. A big bonus of being represented by the Oh Be Joyful is getting to travel south to Colorado every couple years to paint the stunning beauty of the area.  The painting above was done from plein air and photo ref. done summer of 2020 near Lake Irwin just outside Crested Butte.

For more info on The Oh Be Joyful Gallery and to check the availability of this work click HERE 

Friday, November 04, 2022

"Mount Shuksan in October" original plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Mount Shuksan in October"  12x16 oil on panel Sold


I can't help it. I have to paint this view of Mt. Shuksan  every time I head up to Artists Point. It sucked me in again this fall when I went up with painting buddy Mark Bistranin. 

This painting will also be available at Arts in the Woods Studio Tour next weekend , Nov, 11th, 12th and 13th. Hope you can make it!  For more info on the studio tour click HERE

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

"Mount Baker from Artists Point" original plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Mount Baker from Artists Point" 12x16 oil  850


If you have been following my blog for awhile you have seen various views of Mt. Shuksan and Mt. Baker from Artists Point. It is a favorite painting location for most plein air painters in Washington state. I try to get up every year and I got the chance last month before the wet weather got started. There was still smoke in the air from local wildfires.  I picked up painting buddy Mark Bistranin on the way and we spent a spectacular day visiting tourists from around the world and capturing the beauty on canvas.

Mark Bistranin painting at Artists Point

This painting will be available at Arts in the Woods Studio Tour, Nov 11th, 12, and 13th  2022

Click HERE for more information

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

"Mount Rainier Morning" original oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Mount Rainier Morning"  18x24 oil on canvas  $1400 SOLD


This painting of Mount Rainier will be on display and for sale at Arts in the Woods Studio Tour coming up the 11th, 12th and 13th of November along with a lot of other recent artwork I will be offering at the Knowles Studio on Noll rd. in Poulsbo. There will be 6 other artists represented there as well so make the Knowles Studio your first stop on the tour!  To see all the studios and the artists represented go to the Cultural Arts Foundation NW HERE.