Saturday, December 29, 2007

Don't Fence Me In




There was supposed to be some farm animals in this painting, but all I could find to sketch were these two goats on the OUTside of the fence. My goat sketches were lacking so I left them out.
Well, maybe it is finished as it is. Maybe not.
For now it is Florida landscape with cabbage palms.
I know, such creative titles!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Black Bird Crow Tropical Abstract Painting




"SEVEN CROWS", (lucky number?),
that's what's in this painting although there were dozens in the tree!
This painting was done in multiple glazing layers so that one color shines through the next. Painting this way is very time consuming, so I don't get to use this technique as much as I'd like. This is one of the few that I have left like this. (It may be the only one.....)
In the future.....oops! Can't tell.....not that I am superstitious, but just in case!

Anyway, this painting is an original HUGE 24'x 30" x1.5"thick
I have it scheduled to begin auction on eBAy right after Christmas. the 26th in fact.
Stop by & place a bid..don't worry, there is a reserve on this work so you won't be obligated unless of course you meet the reserve! LOL!

"Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah!"

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Florida Painting displayed at Boulevard Restuarant in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl.



Finally got around to bringing in one of my paintings to display at
the Boulevard Restaurant. My artwork fits in with the other
artists works they have on the walls.
If you like Florida scenes, they have a variety & all for sale!
Not to mention good food! It's home cookin' and fast service!
Located in the Publix complex at PGA Blvd. & Military Tr. Palm Beach Gardens.
"MERRY CHRISTMAS! & HAPPY NEW YEAR!"

Monday, November 26, 2007

highwaymen style Florida Tropical Landscape Painting



It's Cyber Monday! "MERRY CHRISTMAS!"
I'm running the last eBay auctions this week, ending Friday.
I still have work up at ArtByUs.com and will be checking my email, so
if you have a special request, you'll have to email me!
The Rob Gallery @gmail.com

Friday, November 23, 2007

"FLAMINGO Art Bead sculpted in Polymer Clay"


Listed in the ArtByUs.com gallery is another Focal Art Bead with a hand painted Pink Flamingo! All my Art Beads are un-strung loose beads, so these will have to be made into jewelry by those who know how...
I personally just like collecting interesting rocks, shells, & lamp work beads just to look at so am adding my own polymer beads to that collection. so far I have avoided the buttons..though I do have a few interesting ones..
Anyway, check out Art By Us! Only self representing artists selling their own creations! Lots to see & buy!
"Merry Christmas!" & "Happy Hanukkah!"

Friday, November 16, 2007

Original Paintings Tropical Drink Set


Latest from the "Tropical Drinks" series.
So far each set has sold as soon as it was finished.
This is set #3
I probably will do only two more sets .....
I am already getting bored .....too many ideas in my
Art Journal that I need to explore!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Polymer Clay Tropical Focal Heart Art Bead / Pendant


Been using the clay to express my creative urges lately!
I've been sculpting "Art Eggs" and "Art Beads"!
I'll show the eggs as soon as I make one I like! LOL!
Here's one of the pendants...loose beads for another artist that
is skilled at properly stringing them....

Oh and by the way...for all you polymer clay artists out there,
you can list your designs at http://ArtByUs.com
for free! (I like to use an upgrade listing once in a while just to help them keep up the site. Plus you get extra exposure!)
It is a site just for artists, NO mass produced factory imports! Try them out!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Polymer Clay Art Doll with his Cat!


Polymer Clay Art Doll from 2006 series.
He's about 5" sitting down. He took me about two weeks...I know, I'm slow! LOL! I really just like doing the faces/heads. Hmmmm...I wonder if there is a market for just the heads? The other photo is an Art Doll pendant.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Tropical Egret Landscape Painting


Felt like painting an egret today so
here he is!
18x24" Original Florida Landscape.
A 4" wide, white frame would do him justice!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tropical Drinks Contemporary Folk Art Kitchen & Bar Paintings!

Haven't been doing much painting lately, but I did manage to finish these! A set of four 5x7s on canvas! Actually I did quite a few!
You can check them out closer on eBay,
keyword search KeROBinson.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Cat art cards for ANY SOLDIER


Finally finished with my care packages to Any Soldier .com !
This was a project from one of my art groups.
We were to send an original piece of art that could be easily
carried around. An art card, ATC / ACEO.
So I signed up for five...these are the ones I painted...
maybe they can give them to the little kids since I forgot to get beanie babies.....do they even still sell them?
Anyway, there are soldiers who get NO letters or packages from home so write to ANY SOLDIER and his/her commander will give your letter to one of their men who receive nothing.
If you would like to send a package, the items they need are listed on the web site along with instructions.
(the link is on the side bar).
You are not supposed to send toiletries in the same
box as food items so I sent a strictly food box; beef jerky, cashews, sour patch kids, gum, and two pairs of ankle high athletic socks....evidently for all the tax $$$ being spent in the name of the war our boys are doing without basic supplies.
Pathetic and Shameful but, with programs like these the American people are picking up the slack. Support our Troops & help bring them home NOW.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Old Florida Cracker House & Royal Poinciana Tree Painting!


I just finished this last week.
Love painting the "Old Florida" culture!
This is an 11x14 inch on canvas original painting.
Everything about a "cracker" house was efficient,
(the word for that escapes me right now). For instance,
the house was purposely built up off the ground.
It not only provided crawl space for the dog & chickens to escape the heat, but
there were spaces between the floor boards to provide
air circulation in an era of no air conditioners!
The shade cooled air would rise & help keep the house comfortable.
As for the bugs, (and we have many in this tropical clime) the chickens
foraging took care of this! Oh there is more that I cannot recall...
just google cracker house for more info!
And leave a comment if you know the word for a building that is
uh..er... ergonomically correct..sorta...that works with the geography instead of against it.......What IS that word?

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Florida Sabal Palms Knife Painting

Working on my palette knife technique.
This one looks much better from further away so that's why the wall shot.

Earthier color ways than what I usually use... a change of pace.
What do you think? Feel free to leave a comment! ;)

It will be listed on eBay in September.

Monday, June 25, 2007

New Paintings! Key West Conch Houses!


Conch houses were constructed with a morter made from sand, water, and lime.
Lime was obtained by burning conch shells.
Thus the term "conch" house!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Cat Bruce's new yacht!


"TheRobGalleryCATs!-Bruce" will be cruising the globe on a 164' yacht before the end of the summer!
OK, This makes me happy!
"BRUCE" is part of TheRobGalleryCATs! collection ©2005.
They are loaded with attitude & perfectly bored!
Deep, rich colors on stretched canvas.
Click on the link to see the others.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Good Quality Poster Art - Best Bargains!

Just received the posters I ordered from
http://ShortRunPosters.com and they are
great quality! these posters are only $2.00 each for an 18x24" !!!
so artists, if you are looking for an economical way to offer prints of your artwork, you can be assured of the quality!
My posters were for the PROPAGANDA III Art Show, (last post). Check it out, still time to get your artwork & URL touring the world!
"Seminole Moons" is a semi-abstract that I did back in....uh...maybe 2004 or 05 or 06..
Anyway, doesn't matter, it sold and I will NEVER do another like it because it took me over 3 wks! Yep! There is REAL wood on the cypress knees and the moons all GLOW in the Dark!
Also here is a new, really awesome photography site! http://GladesPhotos.com
I will have a link on the side bar when I get time, but check it out now!
Working on another piece for my Coral Fish series...someday I will have enough
to set up a show! :) These are time consuming also but I love staring at them! :)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Collecting Original Art - A Key West Rooster!



Since I have starting painting I have amassed quite a collection of original art,
mostly mine but, also other artists that paint on paper/un-stretched canvas/illustration board, something flat so that I can file it in archival portfolios or photo albums! ( I know, run-on sentence!)
This is a great way to add to or start an Art Collection at an affordable level!
Some of my favorite artists only paint gigantic 3-6 ft paintings for $12,000.
I have neither the room or the pocket book for that!
You can always buy a print but sorry, prints just don't cut it once you've had the experience of owning an Original. Especially with textured work like mine.
Anyway, art enriches our lives & should be affordable for everyone!
I mean ya gotta start sometime right? ;)
By buying & collecting smaller works, it makes it easier for the average collector to buy his/her favorite artists!
Here are a few of my collections on paper & also one for sale at
http://KeRobinson.com or
you can alway check eBay for some amazing artists!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Key West Conch House


Key West
Inspired by the tropical architecture of The Conch Republic.
This is the 1st in a series on small stretched canvas, 6x6".
Original painting by KeRobinson.
$50. plus free shipping if you purchase it from KeRobinson.com or
here only. Ebay prices slightly higher due to fees.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Flamingo Moon Tropical Folk Art

Original, tropical painting is 9"x12" on stretched canvas and as of now for sale,
check my portfolio at keRobinson.com.
The moon is full and Glows like mad in the Dark!
The flamingo has a textured feather body.
Hope you like!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Florida Mermaid Tropical Folk Art

This painting was inspired by a huge mermaid outside a surf side grill!
she was weathered by hurricanes but, still there! And very HUMONGOUS!
Somewhere along the A1A highway north of Cocoa Beach. Maybe you've seen her?
I can't really remember the name of the place or what it looked like so, all I had to go on was my imagination since I didn't stop to photograph or sketch her!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

St Patrick's Day - Irish Philosophy

Irish philosophy
In life, there are only two things to worry about...
either you are well or you are sick.
If you are well, there is nothing to worry about.
But, if you are sick there are only two things to worry about...
Either you will get well or you will die.
If you get well there is nothing to worry about.
But, if you die there are only two things to worry about...
Either you will go to Heaven or hell.
If you go to Heaven there is nothing to worry about.
And if you go to hell you will be so busy
shaking hands friends with all your friends you won't have time to worry!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Today is the opening of the Tulsa Gallery that is featuring my works! there is nothing to worry about! this painting sold just yesterday! Yippee!
but, not to worry...I have more!

Gato Montes Wild Cat (spoiled)


This post is just for a really delicious Cuban restaurant I found!
Real Cuban cuisine, not the American version. It is WPB, Fl. and the name is
"RICE & BEANS" or "CUBAN CAFE". Priced reasonably & authentic!
This is a cat from TheRobGalleryCATs! collection.....She was the most salsa looking painting I have at the moment. She has been sold though, not available for sale.
However, there are lots more cats & I am happy to take requests!
Just remembered, I have a piece with a Latin Flair! This one is still available! Click on the blog link to see my portfolio! Adios!

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Ceremonial Peace Pipe


While filling the pipe,
a prayer would be said to each of the four directions;
as well as Mother Earth, Father Sky and the final offer to the Great Spirit.
A little tobacco was also spilled onto the ground to
signify giving back to Mother Earth.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

St Patricks Day Irish Green Cat Painting


There once was a cat from Dunmore,
He was shamrock green goes the folklore;
He's luckier than finding a leprechaun,
Granting you magical wishes before he's gone!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

St Patricks Day Irish Shamrock Cat Painting



An Old Irish Blessing

May those who love us, Love us;
and those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he doesn't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles
so we'll know them by their limping!


Sunday, February 18, 2007

LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE ORIGINAL PAINTING

Loggerhead Sea Turtle swimming among the coral reef and Moorish Idols.

These were painted after a recent trip to the Loggerhead Museum.

There are injured Sea Turtles that nursed back to health but,
in the meantime they are kept in big tubs and you can view them up close & personal!
These turtles are HUGE!
Anyway, I have lots of Underwater Paintings available for sale through KeRobinson.com
Check 'em out!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Cat Paintings help out feline rescue! :)


Karen- You would NOT believe the response to your art work at the auction on Fri night.....
The 10x 10 Tropicat, that I bought to donate- I framed with a simple black frame, and it sold for $200....... !!
The painting that you donated, the green scruffy kitty, sold for $165 !!!!!
The small 4x6 mini painting, the sunflower cat, I bought a simple black frame for that also, and it sold for $65 !!!!
People were asking me left and right about you, who you were, and I am going to send a list of people your website !!!! They just love your stuff- I wish you had a "northern" gallery here
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That's a quote from one of my collectors! Makes me so happy that my artwork
was able to do some good for the CAT RESCUE!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Original CAT Painting


Original Cat Painting.
.99 cents starting bid on
TheRobGallery ebay auction,
Sunday 2/11/07.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Surreal Pop Art Cat Original Painting

"The Rob Gallery Cats!"
This is the latest CAT painted especially for
Tulsa Art Treasures, Inc.
Kind of a SURREAL POP ART cat!
Textured Border on a 16" x 20in stretched canvas.
Like cats? Check 'em out at KeRobinson.com !

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Friday, February 2, 2007

TOUCANS IN TULSA!

YEAAAAAA!!! Gallery representation in Oklahoma!
This is one of seven Original pieces of art that will be shown in the Tulsa Gallery!
I will post the others consecutively in upcoming posts!
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Friday, January 26, 2007

Helping Cats - Merrimack River Feline Rescue




This is an Original Painting especially for the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society.
If you like it, you might be able bid on it in their auction early Feb. 2007.
Just copy/paste the web site into your browser! mrfrs.org

Thursday, January 25, 2007

WestGate Tabernacle Church Homeless Shelter

This Painting is being offered at ArtByUs.com
There is a link on the sidebar that will take you directly to it.
100% ($100 or winning bid) will be donated to helping the homeless in Palm Beach County. You may go directly to the website to make a straight donation.
WestGateTabernacle.org

Sunday, January 21, 2007

WestGate Tabernacle Church Homeless Shelter


Original Florida Landscape Painting to help
the homeless at Westgate Tabernacle Church.
100% of sale of this painting goes to this shelter.
Go to WestgateTabernacle.org if
you would just like to send in a PayPal donation.
And read how Palm Beach County is fining this shelter for
helping the poor that PBCNTY will not or can not, (red tape).
There are little children that would be sleeping in the streets if
it weren't for this shelter. SHAME on PB Cnty!
this painting is currently listed at eBay & ArtByUs.com
Will you please consider making a small donation?

Florida Landscape Swamp House Painting

KeRobinson
Big 18x24 Florida Everglades Swamp House Painting with a raised texture border that looks like frame!
Tropical Folk Art Southern Style.
Gator in the foreground keeping a watch on things,
Person fishing off the porch & wading cranes.
For Sale at KeRobinson.com

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

HIGHWAYMEN Folk Art


The Rob Gallery -Original Paintings
I'm having trouble getting a likeness of Johnny & Waylon so, I decided to paint a few FUN pieces!
The words are lyrics from The Highwaymen documentary of their last tour together.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

The HIGHWAYMEN


Country Icons - FOLK ART
Continuing with the Highwaymen painting.
It is hard to watch a documentary & try & draw these personalities!
Waylon is hard to capture for some reason & Kris too!
Oh well, this is what I've done so far.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

HIGHWAYMEN - an American Revolution!


KeRobinson - TheRobGallery
I'm going to try & show another WIP (work in progress).
That is if I can remember to stop painting and take a photo! ;)
I usually only stop when I'm stuck...& I am stuck!
I sketched from the DVD, "HIGHWAYMEN, an American Revolution" so, it was kind of hard...real hard! LOL!
(my son hooked up another electronic thing to the TV and now I haven't taken the time to learn all the new extra buttons so I can't pause it long enough to really see!) I like the old On/Off/Record/Pause! That's all I need. Four buttons! :)
Anyway, this is NOT supposed to be realism so all I am after is a similarity!
Dear Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, & Kris Kristofferson, hope I do you justice!
I plan on painting 5 of these, a group & then individuals so I guess it will depend on whether or not I am happy w/ the 1st one! If you want to have the completion delivered to your e-mail, just sign up for my newsletter (on blog & ebay "ME" page). Don't worry, I won't spam you, I have to spend all my extra time painting! and you can unsubscribe anytime..I don't want your 1st born! Been there done that, Movin' on! ;)

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Primitive Outsider Doll


Thought I'd show one of my ODD-BALL characters.
Been working on this one for a while! She is made of cloth & painted with gesso for an antiqued, grungy look.
She still needs clothes. I'm using the material she is shown on so maybe you can sort of picture her dressed! I will post her completion well, upon completion! ;)
What do you think so far? Do you think there is a market for her?