Sunday, July 20, 2014

Some Small Works


I've made some small works available in my Daily Paintworks Gallery.

by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 6 x 8 inches

by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 6 x 8 inches
by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 6 x 8 inches
by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 6 x 8 inches

by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 6 x 8 inches



by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 6 x 8 inches
by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 6 x 6 inches

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Climbing the Milky Way


In appreciation of the natural world and our endeavors to understand it...

Climbing the Milky Way by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 20 x 24 inches





Also, I recently received news that Young Couple (left) will be included in the American Impressionist Society's 15th Annual National Juried Exhibition! The exhibition will take place at Abend Gallery in Denver, CO from October 2 to November 1st, 2014. I'm happy to be included in what looks like it's going to be a really wonderful show!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Scott

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


Monday, June 23, 2014

Rich

Rich by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil 9 x 12 inches
Original available on Daily Paintworks


Fallen Seeds, Oil, 12 x 16 inches
After getting back from a great trip to the Oil Painters of America's National Juried Exhibition (with my painting below) I recently found out that Fallen Seeds (right) has been accepted to the OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art in Cincinnati Ohio, September 12 - October 9 2014!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tish

Tish by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 12 x 16 inches
Original available on Daily Paintworks


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Small Nude

From a live model.
Nude by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 9 x 12 inches
Original available on Daily Paintworks

I'm also happy to say that two of my paintings (shown below) have been chosen as finalists in the Art Renewal Center's Annual Salon Show!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Portrait Society of America 6x9 Mystery Sale


I was honored once again to participate in the Portrait Society of America's 6x9 mystery sale which took place at the annual convention last weekend. Artist's works are displayed unsigned and unnamed so bidders can purchase paintings based on what they like, rather than on name recognition. Artists names are revealed after purchase and of course, some buy in hopes of snagging a high priced name at a low cost, but for others it's wonderful way to become acquainted with new artists. Now that the sale is over I can reveal my entry.

Olive Nude by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 6 x 9 inches
My entry to last year's 6x9 sale can be seen here.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Adrian on the Bass


Painted at my regular Monday night portrait group, Adrian's a professional bass player, and with a set-up like this I couldn't just paint his head. Original painting available on Daily Paintworks.

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

Monday, March 31, 2014

Transit of the Moon


This new painting has been accepted to this year's Oil Painters of America National Exhibition! The exhibition will take place at The Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington, Vermont, June 7 - July 27, 2014. Happily, this year's OPA National Exhibit will be close enough for me to attend without flying.

Flowers don't seem to carry the same weight of symbolism that they used to carry in paintings, but just for fun, I decided to use night-blooming "moonflowers" in this painting. As an added fun conceptual bonus, these flowers belong to "the classic 'witches' weeds', along with deadly nightshade, henbane, and mandrake. Most parts of the plants contain toxic hallucinogens, and datura [moonflower] has a long history of use for causing delirious states and death. It was well known as an essential ingredient of love potions and witches' brews." Thank you, Wikipedia.

Transit of the Moon by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil on Linen, 18 x 24 inches
Detail in raking light


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spectrum 21


I'm quite pleased to have four works included in Spectrum 21: The Annual Best of Fantastic Art! The accepted works include this archer, titled Nelebrin Skirmisher, which I have not posted online until now. It was painted for the online card game called HEX.

Nelebrin Skirmisher by Rob Rey - robreyart.com
Oil, 16 x 20 inches
Also included are A Bargain Kept (below left) and Falling Fire (below right) as well as one more image that I can't show you yet due to a non-disclosure agreement. Congratulations to all the accepted artists. I'm honored to be in great company!

Falling Fire by Rob Rey - robreyart.com
Oil, 18 x 24 inches
A Bargain Kept by Rob Rey - robreyart.com
Oil, 18 x 24 inches

Thursday, March 13, 2014

First Place

This new still life has received First Place in the Daily Paintworks February monthly contest! Thanks to judge, Michael Naples, for selecting my piece. Also, thanks to my friend David of David Harrington Pottery, who made the beautiful bud vase featured in this painting. The original painting is available on Daily Paintworks.

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

Monday, March 3, 2014

Crown of Foxglove

Crown of Foxglove by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 12 x 16 inches
Available at Daily Paintworks

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pegasus and Illustration West 52

A Pegasus painted for an online trading card game called HEX.

Spirecliff Pegasus by Rob Rey - robreyart.com
Spirecliff Pegasus, Oil, 11 x 14 inches  -  Inquire for purchase

I have received good news that A Bargain Kept, below left, and Falling Fire, below right, have been accepted to the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles 52nd Annual Competition! I'm very happy to be included for another year after receiving a Silver Award in the competition last year.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Small Figure

This may become a larger painting someday, for now it's just a little 5 x 7. Available framed at Daily Paintworks. Update: Sold

Curve by Rob Rey - robreyfineart.com
Oil, 5 x7 inches

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Brittney

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