Monday, November 20, 2023

Port Townsend Beach Combers" plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Port Townsend Beach Combers"  11x14 plein air  SOLD

 I've been combing my files for paintings that never made it to the blog. Found this one from 2022. I painted it on location in Port Townsend, posted it to Facebook and it sold pretty quickly. I like to get all my paintings recorded on the blog because sometimes collectors inquire about commissions to repaint a scene and my blog is like a journal of my painting adventures so I can go back and see where I was when a view was painted. Who knows how long these digital records will remain in cyberspace. I used to have my blog posts published in books by year but I stopped doing that a few years ago. Now I'm just content to enjoy living more in the moment while I am painting, put the beauty I see on canvas and send it out into the world.  What happens then I put in God's hands. I feel He has blessed the work and I feel pretty blessed and thankful to be able to do what I do.  Giving thanks for all of you who have followed me over the years and supported my work.  Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.

Saturday, November 18, 2023

"The Mansion at Bloedel" plein air by Robin Weiss

"The Mansion at Bloedel"  6x8 plein air   $350


I have posted about the amazing Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island in WA state before. It is a beautiful estate property bequeathed to the public to enjoy the gardens, rare plantings and facilities. The property has an endowment that keeps it well maintained with a professional staff and programs to keep visitors and sponsors coming back, including me!  Bloedel is a favorite local painting location and I am now a part on the program as one of the artist/facilitators who offer workshops on plein air painting at the reserve.

Check out their website here for more info on The Bloedel Reserve

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

"The Marrsh at Magnuson Park" plein air landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"The Marsh at Magnuson Park"  11x14 plein air   $800


I spent some time touching up this painting from earlier this summer during the Plein Air Views of Washington event at the Magnuson Park Gallery. PAWA members gathered at the park to paint and exhibit at the gallery. It was a day of fun and fellowship with artist friends and family.

Saturday, November 11, 2023

"Amy's Cow" plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Amy's Cow" 8x10 oil on panel   SOLD

This painting sold at Arts in the Woods 2023.  I painted it on Whidbey Island during a Plein Air Washington Artists pop-up paint out.  I got to meet Amy and see her cool farm.....and paint her cow!! What a fun day! One of the things I love about PAWA is all the great artists you get to meet!!

Friday, November 10, 2023

"Angel Farm" original landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Angel Farm"  14x18 oil on panel  Sold


Sometimes I go back through old reference photos and sketches to find new inspiration from past experiences.  This painting is derived from reference gathered in 2018 during Paint the Peninsula. A favorite local plein air painting event based out of Port Angeles and hosted by the  Port Angeles Fine Art Center. I spent several days painting at the Angel Farm. you can see one of my posts from that event HERE.  Sadly Paint the Peninsula is no longer an annual event. It had a good stretch of about five years and provided many fun times painting with artist friends from around the country. There are still many events to participate in and new ones popping up.  Locally, here in North Kitsap I will be showing my work at the Knowles Studio for Arts in the Woods Studio Tour. It's this weekend!  Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hope you can come out, say hi and see some of the best local art North Kitsap has to offer.

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

"The Copper Beech at Bloedel" plein air landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"The Copper Beech at Bloedel"  9x12 plein air oil   $600

 Fall is definitely in the air!  I painted this magnificent European Copper Beech during my Master Class Workshop day at Bloedel Reserve last week. Sadly not enough signed up for my workshop and it was canceled so they didn't get to see me struggle through this composition. I think the combination of very wet weather, lateness of the season and folks feeling the pinch of the bad economy all contributed to lack of students in late October. If you have been hoping to attend one of my workshops the good news is I have several scheduled for next year in my neck of the woods through the Black Barn Fine Art Studio and a few yet to be scheduled through the Cole Gallery in Edmonds. Click on the highlighted text to link to registration info. 

Lets paint together in 2024!!

Monday, November 06, 2023

"Yellow House" Port Gamble oil painting by Robin Weiss

"Yellow House"  12x16 oil on panel  Sold


"Yellow House" is a studio painting I did from photo ref. taken in Port Gamble last week when I was out painting. I know the fall color will not last long in the PNW so I took as many photos as I could to work from. I added a figure and a sailboat at the end for a bit of story and life in the painting. This one will be up at Arts in the Woods Studio Tour!  Hope to see you at the Knowles Studio in Poulsbo!  =]

Thursday, November 02, 2023

"Port Gamble Fall" plein air landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Port Gamble Fall"  6x8 oil on panel  Sold


Port Gamble is right around the corned from us and a favorite place to paint especially in the fall! They planted a lot of eastern deciduous trees back when the town was founded in 1853. Before that it was a native village called Teekalet.  It is a protected historical site now and still has some of the original Victorian architecture. 

The light moves pretty quickly this time of year. My strategy is to do small studies like this one  in 30-40 mins and then go larger in the studio.  Come see what I am working on at Arts in the Woods Studio Tour!


Wednesday, November 01, 2023

"Walking Green Lake" Plein air landscape painting by Robin Weiss

"Walking Green Lake" 8x16 oil on panel   $700


Been getting out as much as I can for fall painting such as it is in the Pacific Northwest. The color comes mostly from the Big Leaf Maples that are native here and then we have the imports from all over. My friend told me Green Lake had some nice color so I picked up Maury and we had a nice art therapy session as folks strolled around the lake taking in a beautiful fall day. 

Maury at Green Lake  October 2023