Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My Angels; an angel and a sweet golden dog

My daughter often calls her golden retriever doggie an angel, such an angel dog as a matter of fact. Here's a pic of when I went to walk her angel dog one day.  In my studio I had painted an angel and I hummed remembering my daughter's song from when she was a 6 year old, as she danced and spinned in the yard singing "I'm an angel" echo in my head. Then I envisioned a version of this sweet golden and hence the title "My Angels". That's how it happens, the connectivity of thoughts in my mind as I paint.

 I wanted the dog in my painting to not be so specific as a retriever, where one could also associate a few similar looking breeds. 

A dear collector saw this painting and instantly recalled the loss of her sweet angel doggie and reserved the original piece for her art collection.  Thank you!


I have designed accessories and home decor with this darling image. 

Framing as you wish is also an option

There's so many choices in my  FAA shop
if you need advice just ask. 

Have a wonderful day!

"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares"

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Monday, June 29, 2015

The Dance of the Sandhill Cranes

The Sandhill Cranes are regulars in my central Florida neighborhood.

Dancing Cranes by Robin Maria Pedrero

I shared about these cranes and this painting back in April in this blog post.
There are several steps to creating a body of work for a museum exhibit. My solo exhibit at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art opens in September. This large 48 inch painting was recently scanned into files for reproductions enabling me to create home decor pieces. 

The original painting will be varnished next. 
I wonder if there is any music, songs that were created for the sandhill cranes to dance to? Do you know some?

Monday, June 15, 2015

Betrothed Original Painting Acquired by Art Collector

My painting "Betrothed" is now sold, acquired by one of my "deep" collectors residing in Connecticut. We are both excited about her selection of this piece to add to her art collection. 

Betrothed 20x16in Robin Maria Pedrero

Here is a repost regarding this work 

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?

Let me know if you get a pillow I'd love to see how you use it with your decor. 
Thanks for sharing in my art and joys!

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Visiting Washington DC

What is natural? 

One of my favorite places to see art that I especially enjoy are the sculpture gardens. Today I saw a favorite sculptors work just before the entrance to the National Women's Museum. I love her work in Chicago so I was psyched to see these here in DC. 

I'm fond of food trucks so I had to sample a small bite from one. 

Then while walking to the museum I discovered  a farmers market!

This drink Fruitive was great! 

It is a hope, dream and goal of mine to one day have my work in The National Museum of Women in the Arts. I sat in the cafe having lunch dwelling on art and dreams, doodling on the table. Btw the good was very good. 

I really enjoyed the curatorial descriptions of the Organic Matters exhibit. Check it out if you can, it's up through Sept 13 2015. 

Walking by the art supply store I grabbed a new palette, as mine is massively  heavy with paint, I can't wait to break it in! 

Monday, June 01, 2015

Opening reception pics at The Carousel Emporium

took joy in meeting many new fans interested in my work and had a great opening night reception enjoying the evening with good friends. Thank you to my guests and collectors! 

Having a contemporary art exhibit within an antique and art emporium gives a delightful eclectic environment. 

The Carousel Emporium 
Orlando Florida 


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Happy Art Collectors in Texas

Although there is such a rampage of devastation from the rain and flooding in Texas this week, a little sweet news came in from one of my collectors who has been moving in the rain and was able to install my art in her new home. I'm so glad to know that you are safe and feeling joy from installing my art in your home. Thank you! 

On the left is "The Second Escape"
and on the right is the original "Evening by the Horns".

Great job! and I love the cross and fireplace. Congrats!!

I do have reproductions available of
  "Evening by the Horns" here. and 

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Making a mess making art

It is so great to travel, I could have stayed in Maui longer. I luv it there. However I am elated to be back in my studio where I'm painting Angels. 

It's a whirlwind in here since I got back from Maui I will be sharing some images of Hawaii and Maui more so in future posts.  For right now I am painting like crazy! My publisher has requested some images based on some recent sales. Here's a peek at my studio .. Woman back from the wilds of the islands paints passionately!

Friday, May 08, 2015

Scrumptious Scarves

I've a new shop to select from for some scrumptious scarves. It has a funny name Red Bubble. Perhaps some of you have heard of it already.  You can choose to go to my website Robin Maria Pedrero.com  or directly to the Red Bubble Shop to see the new scarves.

My hummingbird "Follow Me" is vibrant and such a wonderful wardrobe accessory.

I am also happy to be able to take images and create repeats of the image on the scarves like this Sunflower Big Yella. 

I am so pleased at how the art when placed in a grid repeat format creates yet another design. I like how the teal vertical stripes formed, and the somewhat rust like area next to it. I also like how the sunflowers look like circles until you pull in closer to the design.  These colors are fabulous for any time of the year. 

I'm having fun creating these. A fellow from twitter contacted me to get a hummingbird scarf as a gift to his sister to recall memories from their childhood of when she held a hummingbird. I just love this story and gift giving connection, I find it heart warming. 

Sweet Purple Hummingbird

Wishing you a scrumptious day! - Robin 

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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Fresh Cup of Coffee Art

Craving Coffee. I do sometimes. I love the scent of it too. 

Lately I've been enjoying my coffee straight up black, ok ok ..with a little Truvia. So when I have a latte it is decadent. I had such a blast creating a series of 9 coffee art paintings. I have a thing for cups. I remember my cousin talking about his special cup as kids. I guess maybe it is a family thing. I like cups. I also like that they represent and hold nourishing, comfort, and tasty goodness.  I like the conversations over cups. The company being served cups. 

I have originals available, like Contempo Coffee. It was a hoot creating the "Lipstick on Coffee Cup" piece. I noticed many people desired to do groupings of these so I made prints available of each and every one in this series. Here they are in my Fine Art America Shop

This piece is called "A Quick Stir"

How do you take your coffee?

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