Monday, June 16, 2014

Celebrating 50 by giving it away

Congrats to Sharon Mai !

Winner of my 50th Birthday Give Away


I am celebrating turning 50 by giving away an original work of my art


This blog post give away drawing is for a Robin Maria Pedrero original 
 
To be eligible for the drawing you must do 3 easy things

1.First SHARE this blog post on your choice of social media, facebook,  twitter, g+, ETC
3. Comment on this page and my facebook page 

  Note I hand publish comments on my blog
so your comment will not publish immediately after you post it

 I will announce one winner on Wednesday June 18th 

 The winner will have a choice of one piece from a selection of small works of art.
The art will be shipped to the winner in July 2014

Remember to come back here and check to see if you won
Go to 
Robin's Society6 Shop
to browse art
Best Wishes, Robin

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Sharing the gift of art

Those who follow me KNOW how much I love color and that I live and breathe art.
Creating this piece was a blast!
I asked for color call outs on facebook and just went with it!

"Spontaneity" by Robin Maria Pedrero
Followers also know that this particular month of JUNE is my 50th Birthday and I am celebrating with art specials and give aways of my art. 

This blog post give away drawing is for an
8"x 10" Robin Maria Pedrero reproduction of your choice
To be eligible for the drawing you must do 3 things

1.First SHARE this blog post on your choice of social media, facebook,  twitter, g+, ETC
3. State the title of the print you would select in your post in the comment section of this blog post.  (Note I hand publish comments so your comment will not publish until I approve it)

Robin's ETSY SHOP
to browse for your favorite print


 I will announce the winner on Sunday June 8th

Remember to come back here and check to see if you won


"Spontaneity Pillow"

PEEPS who subscribe to my newsletter get a special every month.
Where do you sign up --> here

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Betrothed, White Butterflies in the Garden

The engagement of living things, flowers, plants, bees, butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, and snails comes to view here in my newest work of art. My painting is titled "Betrothed". 

"Betrothed" 20" x 16" acrylic on gallery wrap canvas by Robin Maria Pedrero
There is much folklore about butterflies and dragonflies.
 The Zuni people saw butterflies as indicators of weather to come.
White butterflies meant the summer weather was about to begin


This is a wonderful Irish Blessing:

“May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun, and find your
shoulder to light on to bring you luck, happiness and riches”


There are many myths and beliefs of symbolic metamorphosis regarding the butterfly.
Butterflies remind us of rebirth, love, hope, and freedom.
Some believe that the white butterfly symbolizes the soul of departed ones.

The Japanese consider a lovely female in a kimono to resemble a white butterfly. 
In Japan the dragonfly is emblematic of martial success. 

If you were to read this painting like a book what would the story be for you?

_________________________________

Have you heard?
I'm turning 50.

Sooooo to celebrate
I am going to offer the very first 10" x 8" print of this painting "Betrothed"
to one lucky winner in a give away. 

Rules to enter the "Betrothed" Give Away

2. Share the link/post about this give away in social media ( your choice, fb, twitter, g+)

3. Post a comment here on this blog sharing your favorite color.
(make sure to stay tuned and that there is a way I can contact you)

See "Betrothed" original and print on my website here


Have Fun and Good Luck!! 
I will announce the winner on June 1st (my birthday month)
Your artist, 
Robin

Thank you everyone for participating! 


@IrishRose777 YOU are the lucky winner!!
Please contact me with your address
so I can ship my print to you.




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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Roadtrip #surtex #nyc

Roadtrip to NYC for #surtex included many fabulous stops attending 3 major events, two family events, my brother in  law graduating from Georgetown, a milestone event party hosted by my mom and my first showing at Surtex NYC. Here's some of the travel shots. 

First stop dinner in Savannah

Across many bridges 


Asian festival in Washington DC 




On to NYC 



A highlight of my traveling was meeting friend and founder of Messages of Hope Leslie Caruthers and @thegraciousgirl Mindy 


My art at SunDance booth Surtex. 


Busy team!!


 Loved visiting #ICFF stunning!!


Fun!!! 




Monday, May 05, 2014

Home Overlooking the Sea Painting


I dreamed up this place by sheer desire of wanting to be there. 
I base the details of this work of art on my experiences and some references. 
 "Home Overlooking the Sea" is a 14" x 11" work of art
Yes my originals are for sale.

Home Overlooking the Sea

 I like to share my art works in progress and often do so on my facebook fan page.
I do change my mind as I work on pieces.
I had a creamier color to the house at one point. 

shown in progress and not a sailboat in sight
 
this painting was so much fun to imagine and bring to life
This piece is a similar to a recent work of art I created. 
Last month I painted "Home by the Sea"
which received raving reviews from my fans
and was sold before I even finished the original.
I have reproductions available and
shared about the yellow home by the sea here.

Do you dream of a home by the sea?

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Gifts for Teachers, Art Teachers and Retired Teachers

There are so many wonderful teachers that we wish to find a gift in remembrance and as a token of gratitude for all of their outpouring encouragement, patience, guidance and life shaping time with our children. 

Something to use at school

Art Teacher Padfolio

 Something to use for lunch

Best Teacher Ever
Art Teacher Canvas Lunch Bag

Retired Art Teacher

Journal

Retired Teachers Still Have Class

Retired Teachers Still Have Class

Each of these pieces began with a blank canvas and paint brush.

I painted these images then I scanned or photographed the art to a digital file. The next step was adding making changes and adding text in photoshop. Then I uploaded the images to my Cafe Press templates to make them available for sale. 

There are shirts plates, mugs, tags, jammies, bags, phone cases and more..

Here in my Cafe Press shop




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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Handmade Gifts for Mom and Art Collectors

 I honestly rack my brain at every gift giving holiday for my Mom. Handmade presents for my Mom proved best in my childhood and even now that I'm an adult she truly appreciates handmade gifts. 



 I was in a gift store shopping for another occasion when I found some monogrammed note cards which spurred my idea for these hand made note cards.


Upcoming just before Mother's Day, Friday May 9th I'll be painting live at Baterbys.




 I am creating some small art pieces for my art collectors who attend. 
I began with making a selection of these ACEO cards. 




Monday, April 28, 2014

Lupinus Texensis "Texas Bluebonnets"

"Texas Bluebonnets"  on canvas, depicted in a field, inspired by my recent travels. 
"Texas Bluebonnets" by Robin Maria Pedrero
The above painting is available and also reproduced on canvas, metal, acrylic
and more here in my Fine Art America Site
.

I went to Texas last month with expectations of spotting the famous Lupinus texensis, otherwise known as: Texas bluebonnet, Bluebonnet, Texas lupine, Buffalo clover, and Wolf-flower.

 

While in Texas I visited the
Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center
for these up close views. 

It was most joyful to see the fields and roadside views of the bluebonnets.
When I returned home fresh with inspiration I began this painting. 

Early stage of painting in progress


Here is my painting of my Texas bluebonnet experience as I studied it
poolside back here in Florida. 


OHH LOOK
It's a pretty neat service now, Fine Art America also offers the prints on phone cases.



Thursday, April 24, 2014

Baterbys Art Gallery features Robin Pedrero Painting Live May 9th



"You are invited to our event “Summertime and the Living’s Easy” on Friday, May 9th from
6 to 9PM at Baterbys Art Gallery.  This event will feature a live painting session by artist
Robin Pedrero, alongside Baterbys’ Summer-themed art collection.  We will also be providing complimentary summertime food and drinks for the night, including watermelon, cookies, and lemonade.  We hope to see you there!" - Baterbys Gallery
 There are several ways to RSVP to the event
here is the link on their website and here is the link on facebook.

There are several of Robin Pedrero's new paintings debuting at Baterbys Gallery. 

"Royal Plumes" by Robin Maria Pedrero




and 

"Cardinal's Secret Garden" diptych (14" x 11" each) by Robin Maria Pedrero

 The live painting will be available for purchase that evening.

Baterbys Art Gallery is at:
460 N. Orlando Avenue Unit 116

Winter Park, Florida 32789
Phone:  (888) 682 9995
Email: galleryinfo@baterbys.com
Website: www.baterbys.com
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fox Asleep

 "Fox Asleep" has been in progress since last
November 2013 when I finished "Fox in the Forest" 
I am glad to have finished this new fox acrylic painting.

'Fox Asleep" 14" x 11" acrylic on canvas Robin Maria Pedrero

I am happy to get back to having my full studio time, I've missed it even though I've been working on such a worthy project. I've been a bit time consumed with curating the #twitterartexhibit which closes this weekend. We were featured on FOX 35 News.

After I shared this piece on facebook, someone pointed out the painting to another person who actually has a fox that sleeps nestled in a spot within view of her kitchen window. 

I am continually adding original art, reproductions handbags,& pouches to my website
RobinMariaPedrero.com  The Silk Scarves page is looking good, with several selections in place. Thanks for returning to see my progress and new additions on my official website. I recently added a Press Page where you will see items like this ...
  
So excited we made headlines in Moss!



Look we made the Norway paper!! #twitterartexhibit

  Why yes I do have an e-newsletter that goes out, here's the page to get in on it





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