Plein Air Painting in Oils with Robin Weiss
This one day workshop will focus on painting a scene on location in North Kitsap County. Students will start off in the studio at Black Barn before venturing out to a nearby location, such as Point no Point Lighthouse, or Port Gamble.
Robin Weiss will guide students through the materials, and how to paint on location all prima (in one sitting) Scroll down to see more work by Robin, and to read about details of your workshop.
What to expect from your workshop with Robin
This workshop will focus on the tools and materials to paint successfully outdoors. We will go over all the
gear I use and also cover composition and designing a painting that will draw the viewer into the scene.
We will hit on some basic color theory and then go outside to put these principles into practice. I will do a
demo each day of the workshop so that you can see first hand how I approach starting and finishing a
painting in one session. These demos will be an abrieviated version so that you will all have time to try
We will meet at the Black Barn in the morning to go over subjects listed above and then drive to a
location, probably The Point no Point Lighthouse. There will be some walking with gear so you will need
a portable easel and some thing to carry your stuff. My pochade and all I need to paint fits in a Kelty 65
back pack. Students in the past who do not have portable pocahde boxes have used a french easel and
some type of cart to move gear into the field.
Portable Easel ( French easel or pochade with tripod) and cart or back pack to carry
Turpentine in a non-glass container, paper towels and trash bag
Brushes and something to carry them in. (brush holder) Assortment of hog bristle flat and filbert,
Synthetic mongoose flats 1/2 inch and smaller. one inch chip brush, rigger or script brush for fine lines
t-square or straight edge
sketch book with comp finder,( I will bring some of these with me that you can purchase )
I like to start out with a split pallet of paint colors. A warm and cool of the primaries an earth color and
M Graham oil paint,
Titanium White,Hansa Yellow,Cad Yellow, Cad Red, Alizerine, Cobalt Blue,Ultramarine Blue, Transparent
Supplementary colors, Viridian, Cad Orange, Yellow Ochre, Ivory Black.
Radient Blue, Radient Turquoise.
I like Centurion Oil Primed Linen panels. They seem to hold up pretty good in outside conditions but for
this workshop you can use student grade panels. Michaels has a good affordable selection 9x12, 6x8
Sun hat, Water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, portable sunshade (Shade Buddy), lunch, camera.
Lets go paint! =]
As a painter I feel it is my job to give the viewer a chance, or second look
at an unobserved , or overlooked scene that one would not notice at first
These glimpses of nature are often seen in a flash of light and shadow, out
of the corner of your eye. They are the subjects that fascinate me most.
Sometimes there for just a fleeting moment these scenes are jewels to be
captured and the challenge is to keep the brilliance intact on canvas or
I want my paintings to slow the viewer down to a place where they can
contemplate the beauty and divine joy of the commonplace everywhere.
Using oil paint, I try and capture what my eye sees and my heart feels of
the amazing beauty that surrounds me.
Another aspect of my painting is a search for truth and beauty in my art,
because I believe that truth and beauty reflect the Creators heart. Art is
more than a vocation , for some I believe it is a calling. By combining
imagination, and faith , beautiful art is created that reminds us of His
perfection and timelesness. In art we are given a harbinger of eternity.