“White House” by Robin Weiss
Artist Robin Weiss works magic with a brush! His subject matter is very diverse, which makes it so interesting to follow his career, see what he’s painting. This painting is so sweet. It is amazing. I absolutely love the light and how it hits the house, the picket fence, and plays with the shadows in the road. So much detail has been added, the gingerbread on the peaks, yet this is not tight… not an easy task! Robin clearly knows when to stop and not overpaint a painting!
Images: Robin Weiss Facebook
I love it when artists post photos of the art as well as the location, so that you can SEE what they’re painting. Most of the time whatever they’re painting looks much better than the real life scene. I wonder if that’s how they naturally see the world… hmmm… interesting! The first painting above entitled “White House” won the poster contest for a plein air event sponsored by Gallery North… (Image: Robin Weiss blog: In Plein Air).
Here’s a blip about Robin from his site on Daily Paintworks:
I began drawing at a very early age. In the early seventies my high school art teacher , Louis Penfield , took on the role as my art mentor. We spent many hours collecting material for massive found art sculptures made of metal. We would draw and paint from life, in class, after school and on weekends at his estate designed by Frank Lloyd Wright . Wright also designed an art studio for Lou that was never finished . We hauled stone from the Chagrin river in northeast Ohio flowing through the property and worked on the studio. Then we would set up still life compositions and paint in watercolor.
After a stint in the US Navy I moved to Washington and started studying for architectural engineering. While attending Olympic college I began taking art courses and made the decision to focus on my art. At the time I was working in watercolor and started taking workshops from successful local artists. Deanne Lemley, and Jane Wallace were among them.
In 2006 , I joined the daily painters movement after reading about Duane Keiser and Julian Merrow Smith. I was desperate for more motivation to produce art and while I never actually achieved daily painter status , that is, completing a painting every day for an extended period of time, it was a good move for me to get involved with dedicated artists online. This resulted in a vast improvement in the quality of my artwork and I am now very thankful to be a full time artist.
Now working in oil I continue learning as much as I can from other professionals in the field. I have attended workshops with Darrell Anderson, Jim Lamb, Ned Mueller and others.
I am currently painting and teaching at The Knowles Studio in Poulsbo WA. alongside printmaker and art instructor , Leigh Knowles Metteer.
My paintings are represented by The Directors Gallery on Bainbridge Island and Alki Arts gallery in West Seattle.
I have sold hundreds of paintings from my blog site and have work in private and corporate collections worldwide.
I wish Robin continued success, he is an amazing artist! I look forward to seeing his paintings in person one day!
Catch you back here tomorrow!