Saturday, January 31, 2015

Robins in a bird bath

The cold weather as you know has gotten quite frosty in some parts recently. 
One of the wonderful advantages of living in Florida is the visitation of migratory birds.

Robins in bird bath

This week our yard was filled with a flock of robins. I've been spotting different birds lately in singles but this was a huge flock! They enjoyed our yard tremendously, joined in at the feeders and spent time at the bird bath. These Robins in bird bath had a great time. Perhaps we were their bed and breakfast stop? (giggles) 
I could not believe this great photo as if they posed for me. My first job as a teen was as a photographer. Way back when film was used and I developed the film into black and white photos as well for that job. I often utilized my photos as references for my artwork. This image is too cute as a photo but might seem a bit contrived as an artwork so I am not sure I will paint this one, but I have a few others from this same  scene to use as art references. 
I do offer my photography available for purchase only in my Fine Art America Shop there's travel images from Italy and wildlife like these turtles

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hummingbirds for special people

"Hummingbirds - Prayer Warriors"

Clearly this painting depicts hummingbirds and flowers.
It is a commission painting specifically created as a gift for two people
 who went above and beyond to provide and pray for someone in need
refusing any compensation, hence the title "Prayer Warriors". 

I am so pleased with the painting. 
Several people are also excited about the hummingbirds I've painted
 requesting additional commissions for more artwork.
Expect to see a hummingbird series on the way!

The colors and fanciful hummingbirds make a fantastic pillow.


Hummingbirds are the tiniest birds in the world but they are giant on this duvet!
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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Dreamy Day Flowers prints pillows and duvets

Dreamy Day Flowers

I enjoyed painting loose floral pieces using golden and liquitex acrylic paint
and some of my favorite brushes on to canvas. I wanted these to be light and airy and thought about how the work would look on fabric for pillows.

One of the features that I really enjoy about Fine Art America is that the art can be printed on so many substrates; paper, canvas metal, acrylic, and yes even fabric for pillows and duvet covers.

So one can have a really lovely set.

I also created a complimentary piece 

Another wonderful aspect of using my Fine Art America shop
is that you can play with framing.
You can select matting and framing and see it right on your screen.
And you can order it right there, so easy!

For instance this 

Perhaps this style or color  isn't your match, try it out for some fun. 
Play with the mat colors and the framing.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Sweet Surprise from Santini

One of the delights of being an artist is that we are friends with other artists per the nature of our passion and careers. Years ago I met Kimberly Santini on twitter. We've met, painted together and become friends. 

I saw a series of mini paintings she was sharing online and told her how I loved this little salt water taffy. She remembered and during the holidays I received this sweet adorable gift. I just love it! Thank you Kim!!

I must share some very exciting news about my friend.
Kimberly Kelly Santini is the 2015 Kentucky Derby Artist!!! 

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Sunday, January 04, 2015

Time to get ready? Get Dressed? Go Red!

Time to get ready?

Time to get dressed?

This hot number is a fun retro offering in my Society6 shop

This next bow dress is the one final red dress original presently available

"Red Bow Dress" by Robin Maria Pedrero

Here's the original and prints link

Red is a prevalent symbol for power in our society. It is the color of fire and blood. The hot red of lipsticks and hearts symbolic in today's world yet began being favored as divine love in ancient society. Red epitomizes human vivaciousness. 

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Friday, January 02, 2015

Wake Up and Focused

I was jolted out of bed by a cough, a leftover from holidays with kids. 
It made me grumpy, as I wanted that longer sleep like yesterday and I wasn't ready to feel the morning chill. Yes it does get chilly in Florida.It must have been at least a cool 63 *wink.. anyhow I was warm and snugly under the new soft fluffy white blanket, just like the ones we got for each of the kids. 

Try as I did to go back to sleep and stay cozy but the cough said you are outta here. A few hours later and now that bugger cough is gone thankfully. I did all my medical stuff, testing my glucose etc. Then got the new ninja out to make some green energy. 

Funny though because I added blue berries the drink was kinda gray today, 
but I am still on the Green Team

What craziness occurred next, motivated I began to clean the garage, you know where everything goes after Christmas. Like the Grinch's paradise, paper and boxes, and bows! Washing towels from all the company ...more  housework! So once I stopped that insanity I sat in my very special chair in my chic cocoon, the room is purple "rapture" and cream walls and filled with art I've collected and books, so I read and mediated. 

I'm thankful I can walk easily again, the broken bones are almost healed. I am thankful for pleasant holiday memories. Thankful for a clean organized house, well almost organized. Thankful for family and friends.Thankful for creativity. 

 I'm presently in my studio full of art and art supplies, all the walls and tables are full. My mind is spinning about the upcoming work for Valentines, for my publishers, for my upcoming year with my first solo museum exhibit. hmm time to get out the french press. 

Let's "Go" ! 
not "Let it Go" like beloved Idina Menzel sings 

My word for 2015 is "GO"!
My choice is to embrace my health and ambitions and "GO"! 
Who's with me? 
What's your word?

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Thursday, January 01, 2015

Day 1 of the New Year 2015

A Time To Fly - by Robin Maria Pedrero 

Whew.. did you make it through the holiday ok?  New for me this year was the challenge of eating as a present diabetic. I use the word present as one of my goals since having to medicate in October has been to kick diabetes through diet and exercise. The holidays were tough. I have tried to knock out sugar, eat low carb, more vegetables, skip alcohol and exercise regularly. All essential habits. Changing our habits changes our lives. 

New Guardian Pillow 

The other activity I needed to attack was to simplify some of my home areas as I regularly do. I spent 5 hours on decluttering and organizing  make up, accessories and clothes today. I am donating some new items to a special group of teens for their reward system. 

Interesting new "toy" is my vivofit, something I did not ask for but I'm kinda diggin' it! today I've taken 14, 162 steps at home, and supposedly walked 5.81 miles, just in my house doing housework. The other cool occurrence was, a weird thing happened this morning too, I slept till after  8 am.. that's so late for me. I am such an early bird. (if any have a group or want to form one on vivofit contact me)

I just have so much energy and excitement. Maybe it's the clean eating, maybe it's the new year and open possibilities!  What are you excited about for 2015?

"New Road" in progress almost done

I began a new painting in my Red Sky Series and already have a buyer interested before it is finished. I am elated that this fairly new art collector wants a larger work of mine. Here it is prior to completion. The acrylic painting will be called "New Road". If you've followed my work for some time you will be able to immediately recognize that this new piece is in the Red Sky series.  That series originated in the medium of soft pastel. It was challenging to duplicate that intense red that the soft pastel pure pigment offers, however I am so pleased with the results. 

Wishing you the best with you goals, stay healthy, happy and helpful.


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Sending you greetings for a holiday filled with joy and warm hearts. Sending wishes for renewed hope and prosperous plans for a 2015 that is healthy, happy and harmonious! Peace to all.  
Robin Maria Pedrero

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Magnificent Meadow recreated by Robin Maria Pedrero

The meadow is "recreated", I use that word here in that as we drove during travels, we could not help but stop in anxious joy, to totally romp through this gorgeous meadow. I experienced it and brought that experience to life on canvas, recreating it. It was so compelling and captivating and being in the center in the presence of such intense color and beauty was magical.

The original is 16" x 12" acrylic on canvas 

Here in the early morning hours before the sun rises 
I am hand signing gorgeous reproductions.. slightly pink hue to this quick pic.

This meadow brought me such joy,
I hope that comes through in the artwork.

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