Friday, December 2, 2016

Holiday Miniature Show at Abend Gallery


Some small "Bioluminescence" works will be at Abend Gallery​'s 26th Annual Holiday Miniature Show, opening tonight 6-9 pm in Denver.

Bioluminescence Mini1 by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
8 x 10 inches


Bioluminescence Mini3 by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
8 x 10 inches
Bioluminescence Mini2 by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
8 x 10 inches


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Source

A new piece I'll be bringing to Illuxcon next week in Reading, PA.

For thousands of years, multitudes of agricultural societies have worshiped this bringer of light and warmth, knowing it's critical (if magical seeming) role in growing their life-sustaining crops.

Our sun is the engine that powers our solar system. With slight exception, all the energy we use came from this star. Temperature variations on the earth's surface drive the winds. For billions of years, organisms have been photosynthesizing it's light and storing the energy that we now use as fossil fuels. Our atmosphere traps the sun's heat and keeps us from freezing to unlivable temperatures every night. We have evolved in a stable balance of atmospheric insulation, but now, as we burn billions of years of stored solar energy, we risk turning our energy savior into our fiery scourge. Luckily, with photovoltaic (solar) panels we have found a way to directly harness the sun's energy without altering our atmosphere. Hopefully we will soon make broad use of these scientific (if magical seeming) devices to avoid angering our source.

Source by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 18 x 24 inches

Here's a great video on exactly how the greenhouse effect works

Get your own solar panels to appease our source here (whether you own your roof or not)

Prints here

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Bioluminescence IV


One more for the Inner Visions show opening at Abend Gallery, this Saturday Oct 8th!

Bioluminescence IV by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 18 x 24 inches

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Dance


Continuing the stardust series, this piece will be appearing in the Inner Visions show opening at Abend Gallery, Saturday Oct 8th.

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
-Carl Sagan

Dance by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 24 x 30 inches


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Study for Stardust VI


Another study for the stardust series. This will be up on Every Day Original tomorrow at 11:45 eastern time. These have been going fast lately.

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”

This quote from Carl Sagan represents one of the most poetic truths of our scientific reality. The heavy elements that we are made of weren't created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of earlier generations of stars that have since exploded and spread their material across the universe. We are literally made of stardust. This allows us a new and profound feeling of connection to the stars we see in the sky, to the universe, and to everyone in it. Neil deGrasse Tyson calls this idea "the most astounding fact" in the video at this link: http://youtu.be/9D05ej8u-gU


Stardust VI Study by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Study, 6 x 8 inches

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Good Sky over the Badlands


I'm a little behind on posting this landscape, painted for Abend Gallery's Landscape show last month.

Good Sky over the Badlands by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 16 x 20 inches



Thursday, June 23, 2016

Fathom


The vast depth of space and the multitude of stars, worlds, and galaxies is nearly impossible for our minds to fathom, but it's an awakening experience to attempt. This video may help - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiWJoILkpVc

This is another piece appearing in tonights opening of the "Edge of Reaism" at Abend Gallery in Denver, 6-9pm. I'll be there, so if you're in the area, come say hi!

Fathom by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 20 x 24 inches
Prints: http://robrey.storenvy.com

Friday, June 17, 2016

Stardust IV


Appearing in the upcoming Edge of Realism show at Abend Gallery, opening June 23rd.

Stardust IV by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 20 x 24 inches


Monday, April 25, 2016

Stardust III


Another piece in the stardust series. This will also be appearing in Abend Gallery's Contemporary Figuration show opening May 13th.

Stardust III by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Stardust III, Oil, 14 x 18 inches

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Stardust II


A new piece in a series started last July with Stardust Gazing Back. This new piece will be appearing in Abend Gallery's Contemporary Figuration show opening May 13th.


“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
- Carl Sagan

Stardust II by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 20 x 24 inches

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

D&D Curse of Strahd


These two illustrations were painted last year for Dungeons & Dragons' recently released "Curse of Strahd" Adventure.

In the first painting, vistani seer, Stanamir, conjures and vision in the flames of a campfire. I'm happy to say this painting has been accepted to Spectrum 23! It's also featured in an article on the D&D website.

In the second painting, a little creepier than my usual work, the witch, Morgantha, takes human form to sell her drug laced pies in a misty oppressed town.

Vistani Magic for D&D by Rob Rey - robreyart.com
Vistani Magic, Oil, 18 x 24 inches

Margantha's Pastry Cart for D&D by Rob Rey - robreyart.com
Morgantha's Pastry Cart, Oil, 18 x 24 inches
Brooding Study has also been accepted to Spectrum 23 and Bioluminescence has even been nominated for an award!

Bioluminescence, Oil, 18 x24 inches
Brooding Study, Oil, 6 x 8 inches
In still more news, I had the honor of being a juror of acceptance for  this year's National Juried Exhibition with the Oil Painters of America. I think it's going to be a great show and since my vote doesn't count towards my own entries I'm also happy to say Shadowy Deep has been accepted to the show as well.

Shadowy Deep by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 18 x 24 inches


Thursday, February 25, 2016

Wonderment


In wonder and curiosity of the warmth and light. A contemplation of what our ancestors (and mermaids) would have thought of the sun.

Wonderment by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 12 x 16 inches


Friday, January 29, 2016

Bioluminescence III


The next painting in the Bioluminescence series is hanging in a new animal themed show titled, Animalia, Abend Gallery in Denver. Show opens tonight.

Check out more work from the show here.

Bioluminescence III by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 20 x 24 inches

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Pluto Unveiled


A new painting to commemorate humanity's first detailed glimpse of Pluto and it's moon, Charon, made last year by the New Horizons spacecraft. It was an amazing accomplishment, and a momentous event to be alive for as the face of the dwarf planet became known to humans for the first time in history!

Pluto Unveiled by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 12 x 16 inches

It takes light 4.6 hours to reach Pluto from Earth. To get a sense of just how far away that is, and how amazing it is that we got there, check out this great video by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh. At nearest approach, Pluto is about the same distance as Neptune.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR3Igc3Rhfg

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Brooding and a Second 2nd Place


After a few months hiatus from Every Day Original to catch up on a few things, I'm now back to my regular posting date of the 21st of the month. That means this new mermaid goes up for sale tomorrow morning at 10am EST. Be ready, they don't usually last long.

Brooding, Oil Study by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Brooding, Oil Study, 6 x 8 inches
For your viewing pleasure, I also managed to record and compile a time-lapse video of the painting process of this small study.



There is more good news about my painting, 
Reaching Europa. It has received a second 2nd Place Award! This time in the Infected by Art annual competition, also claiming Gold in the Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor category. See all of the great winning artworks here.

Reaching Europa by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Reaching Europa
I've also recently been notified that I have been accepted as a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America!