Thursday, September 28, 2023

"Walnut Coffee" Edmonds and Beyond plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Walnut Coffee"  9x12 oil on panel  Sold

 A favorite coffee shop in Edmonds.  Just a cool place to hang out, get good food and good coffee.

I set up during Edmonds and Beyond plein air competition to capture the feel of this little neighborhood coffee shop. Kinda like the way the dog turned out. In my experience, you get one shot at including figures or animals in a urban setting when painting on location. It only takes a couple brushstrokes and if you don't get them right and try to fudge too much it can look overworked....It's tricky!!  The only way to improve is to keep trying it...  Have fun!  =]

This painting is available through the Cole Gallery.  425-697-2787.  Denise or Scott will make the purchase easy and enjoyable.  Thanks!! 

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

"Afternoon Walk" Edmonds and Beyond plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Afternoon Walk"  16x12 oil on panel  Sold
Edmonds and Beyond plein air painting


The Cole Gallery in Edmonds hosted the Second Annual Edmonds and Beyond Plein Air Competition and Exhibition this year in August.  I had a fun time setting up on the sidewalk in Edmonds to paint "Afternoon Walk"  It won an Honorable Mention and sold during the Gala Exhibition. It's always a challenge to paint figures and get their gestures authentically while painting on location. This one took some touch up in the studio! Thankfully it was okay to use other reference in this competition...=]

The show is still up at the Cole Gallery if you get the chance to stop by and check it out. See the website HERE

Monday, September 25, 2023

"A Shady Place" Whidbey Island plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"A Shady Place" 7x10 oil on panel $450


This is the last painting I will be posting from the Whidbey Island Plein Air 2023 event. It's another take on the Coupeville Wharf. It was so hot at mid day during the event we kept looking for cool places to paint....that were cool places to paint! Ha! Not easy sometimes! But this was a great spot a short walk down to the beach from the town park, Nice shade in the afternoon and a view of the iconic red building in Coupeville.

I also did a demo painting in town to help promote the Pacific Northwest Art School. The painting was pretty bad but I felt good about describing my process of plein air painting. If you are interested in taking a workshop with me I am currently teaching one and two day plein air workshops through the Cole Gallery and Masterclass workshops facilitated by the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. You can find more info on their websites (highlighted links) or Robin Weiss Fine Art

Saturday, September 23, 2023

"Hammons Preserve" Whidbey Island plein air painting by Robin Weiss


"Hammons Preserve" 6x12 oil on panel  $450

Don't know for sure but I assumed someone granted their land to the county probably after passing with no one to inherit, which the Island then turned into this charming little dog park. Nice trails to walk and stunning views of the Sound. Perfect for wandering artists looking for a place to stand their easels! We all set up here for a pleasant afternoon of painting fun just a few minuets from where we were staying in Clinton during the Whidbey Island Plein Air 2023.

Brooke and Maury painting at Hammons Preserve

Friday, September 22, 2023

"Beach Bench" Whidbey Island plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Beach Bench" 6x8 oil on panel     Sold


I painted the Coupeville Wharf from three different locations this time during the Whidbey Island Plein Air.  Something about the barn red color against the cool blue/greens of sky and sea. It's a great subject and I also just love to paint on the beach!  Hope you made it to some soft sand beaches this summer.  

In case you haven't heard yet there is an auction going on to support the community in Lahaina who lost so much during the devastating fires. You can bid on my painting donated for this cause by clicking on the highlighted link HERE.  The auction goes until Sunday and all proceeds go to the Maui Pono Foundation to help rebuild and support the Lahaina community.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

"Sundown" Whidbey Island plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Sundown" 6x12 oil on panel      Sold

 It's about a 45 minuet drive from Coupeville to Clinton where we were staying during the Whidbey Island plein air competition in August, You pass by Greenbank Farm on the way which has a 10 acre off leash dog park that has spectacular views of the Sound on both sides of the Island from a short walk to the top. There was just enough light left for me to park, hop out with my gear, run up the trail and capture the setting sun across the field of grass. I love to paint here!   

Sunset at the dog park in Greenbank

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

"Langley" Whidbey Island plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Langley"  6x8 oil on panel  $350

Langley is a cool little town on Whidbey Island that we spent a lot of time painting and hanging out. I tucked into a shady little nook to paint this small one. It never made it into the exhibition which is great for you!  Call me directly and I will ship this little gen right to you..  =]  360-779-3940

Monday, September 18, 2023

"Coupeville Wharf" Whidbey Island plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Coupeville Wharf"  11x14 oil on panel  $850


You may recognize this view from other posts in past years from the Whidbey Island Plein Air Competition on this blog.  Because it changes dramatically by time and tide, weather and seasons, I never tire of trying to capture the feel and atmosphere of the place. You can, at times, almost go back in time imagining the old sailing vessels plying the Salish Sea.  

This painting is currently available through the Front Street Gallery in Poulsbo, WA  Stop by and see it in person or call for more purchasing info 360-508-6133

Painting the wharf

Saturday, September 16, 2023

"Possession Point State Park" Whidbey Island plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Possession Point State Park" 10x20 oil on panel  Sold
Best of Show, Whidbey Island Plein Air


The Whidbey Island Plein Air was a blast this year!  Very grateful and honored to receive Best of Show from juror Mike Wise for Possession Point State Park.  This is an iconic Northwest location offering stunning views of the Puget Sound and the Salish Sea. Four artists, myself, Maury Weiss, Brooke Borcharding and Janice Kirsten spent an amazing week together painting around Whidbey and then exhibiting our paintings at the Pacific Northwest Art School along with many other fine artists. The sales from this event help to support the art school.  Check out their website for more info on this important resource for emerging artists on Whidbey Island HERE.

Maury Weiss on Whidbey Island

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

"The Marsh at Bloedel" plein air painting by Robin Weiss

The Marsh at Bloedel 6x8 oil $350
for purchase info call the Bloedel Reserve


This is the last in the Bloedel series of paintings that are currently available at the Reserve. You can find this one at the Gatehouse shop.  Ask about the artists show at the main residence when you go.  =]

I will also be teaching a Masterclass plein air painting workshop on October 28th. You can register for this class on the Bloedel Reserve website HERE.

Monday, September 11, 2023

"The Japanese Garden at Boedel Reserve" plein air painting by Robin Weiss

The Japanese Garden at Bloedel  8x12 oil on panel Sold

The foot bridge over the pond in the Japanese Garden at Bloedel has been in several of my paintings done at this serene location.  See it in person this month at the main residence along with many other inspiring plein air paintings by artists involved in the plein air painting program. Learn more online about the program HERE.

Thanks for visiting!  =]

Painting at Bloedel Reserve

Saturday, September 09, 2023

" Wildflowers in the Meadow" Bloedel Reserve plein air painting by Robin Weiss

Wildflowers in the Meadow at Bloedel Reserve
11x14 oil on panel,    Sold


I and some fellow artists have partnered with the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island to provide facilitating and teaching plein air paintouts and master class instruction for members, the community and visitors to this historic and beautifully landscaped reserve. Currently we are featured artists at the main residence and you can view this painting and other plein air work done on location during business hours. Stroll through the grounds on your way to the main residence and enjoy rare and beautiful plantings, ponds and gardens. Please visit their website HERE to get more info and learn about all the artists. I promise you will enjoy an adventure to the Bloedel Reserve!  =]

Friday, September 08, 2023

"Mystery Bay Driftwood" Plein air landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Mystery Bay Driftwood" 11x14 oil on panel  $850


On my way back from the Dosewallips River Paintout I stopped at a favorite location just a bit leeward of Marrowstone Island for one last painting.  =]

I am currently participating in two exhibitions. The Cole Gallery with Edmonds and Beyond Plein Air Paintout Artists and at the Bloedel Reserve with the teaching artists in their art program directed by Amy Webber.  Hope you can attend one or both!  They will be up through September..  =]

Also coming up is the art auction , Artists for Lahaina.  I will be auctioning "Coral Bay" 16x20 oil on canvas with an opening bid of $200 shipping paid.. All proceeds will go to support the Lahaina community rebuild. Please go HERE to bid on my painting starting Sept. 15th 

"Coral Bay" 16x20 oil on canvas

Tuesday, September 05, 2023

"Salt Marsh" Plein air landscape painting by Robin Weiss

Salt Marsh  6x9 oil on panel  $350


Summer temps were very high this year and when it reached afternoon I was looking for shade. I painted this little study under the bird watching platform.  Wishing I could capture the herd of elk that found their way to the marsh and spent the afternoon grazing on something out there. 


Elk Herd on the Dosewallips

Monday, September 04, 2023

"Walk to the Clam Beds" Dosewallips plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Walk to the Clam Beds" 12x9 oil on panel $700


I got on a short roll posting awhile ago... until back to back events, exhibitions and workshops took all my time away..(not to mention a drywall job for a friend)  Although I have been painting a lot I am going to pick up where I left off and finish posting paintings from the Dosewallips paintout earlier this summer. This is another one done out on the salt marsh. There is a trail through the sea grass that winds down to the beach and you see people with their buckets heading for the clam beds at low tide.

The Whidbey Island Plein Air event and Edmonds and Beyond plein air paintout are over.  Also the Cascadia Museum Auction Gala demo is in the past. A great time!!  I'll be posting the paintings from those events but want to let you know about an exhibition that is coming up in September at the mansion on the Bloedel Reservation . It will be a show of paintings done by the teaching artists associated with the Bloedel Reserve arts program directed by Amy Webber . There will be painting days facilitated by the artists and Master Classes taught by several artists as well. You can find more info        HERE.

Pond Willow at Bloedel

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