Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Sun is Born (Winter Solstice)

My next small painting goes up for sale on Every Day Original today. This one is a celebration in observance of the Winter Solstice. This is the day that the sun reaches it's farthest point in the southern sky, signaling the beginning of winter. Some would say that the sun is metaphorically reborn as it begins to move back north to begin a new year. The Romans celebrated this celestial event on December 25th and Emperor Aurelian called it the birthday of the "Invincible Sun."
Merry Solstice everyone!

The Sun is Born (Winter Solistice) by Rob Rey -
6x6 inches, Oil on Board
“Mythology may, in a real sense, be defined as other people's religion. And religion may, in a sense, be understood as popular misunderstanding of mythology.”
― Joseph Campbell

Friday, December 5, 2014

Holiday Miniatures Show

I have five small works showing at Abend Gallery in Denver for their 24th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show opening tonight, December 5th. These finished color studies are all 8 x 10 inches, but they may become larger paintings some time soon.

Reaching Europa Color Study by Rob Rey -
Reaching Europa Color Study, Oil, 8 x 10 inches
Setting Up Color Study by Rob Rey -
Setting Up Color Study, Oil, 8 x 10 inches
Admiring Forms Color Study by Rob Rey -
Admiring Forms Color Study, Oil, 8 x 10 inches

Embrace Color Study by Rob Rey -
Embrace Color Study, Oil, 8 x 10 inches
Observation II Color Study by Rob Rey -
Observation II Color Study, Oil, 8 x 10 inches

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Every Day Original

I'm participating in a new website called Every Day Original. As the name indicates, a new original work of art is posted everyday for sale. The site just launched on December 2nd and my first contribution sold immediately. If you missed out on this piece, don't worry I will have more work on the site on the 21st of every month. So stay tuned for that later this month and another small works announcement tomorrow!

Shadowy Deep II by Rob Rey
Shadowy Deep II, Oil 6x8 inches