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 -
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 -
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.

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 -
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 -
Reaching Europa
I've also recently been notified that I have been accepted as a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America!