Sunday, August 02, 2015

New 2016 Calendar



Again I must express how much I am grateful to my art collectors. 
Diana mentioned she was looking for my 2016 calendar, so I obliged happily and created this one this week on zazzle
The convenient aspect about zazzle is that they have customization tools for customers, so you can choose any of my calendar designs and adapt the year, time schedule, holidays, and sizes to your preferences. 


Or  bookmark my zazzle shop 


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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Defining the best title together

There are some stationary items in my studio, however the center tables and work on the walls are frequently moved as I create. I'm sharing a moment here, where I was working directly on the wall for the large crow and cup painting. Then as that dries I keep going and work on a trio of solitary trees in pink skies. 



What's that quote? 

That actually happens to me. 
I paint spurred by emotion. 
I paint my thoughts and responses to life, dreams and experiences.
So how did this large 48 x 48 inch painting of the CUP of Coffee with a crow holding an olive branch come to be? And as you read think title and share your responses. 

quick snap shot in studio of work in progress

To start with I awaken frequently during the night, sometimes with complete visions, or ideas, I can't completely say that these are dreams as I'm usually awake or just coming out of sleep.  In developing my solo exhibit I did not start with a theme, I just began painting. Newsletter subscribers saw details of the process,  and blog followers may recall  (pinterest page images of studio) I began with a blank studio room. I painted wanting the work to pour out and to then build more works as the theme developed. I also knew I wanted to incorporate my symbolic subjects and or themes. I noted on my art sites I have subject matter that falls into categories; cups, crows, landscapes, flowers, gardens, trees and more. I studied some of the works in progress and some pieces that stood out in my mind that people had used to communicate via gifting. I awakened thinking of connectivity being one of my personal main objectives and making sure I'd have a cohesive solo exhibit at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art. The filled cup symbolizes comfort, nourishment, energizing, relaxing, tasty, aromatic, and a "place" where people dwell with their thoughts, or share together making memories, connecting, or taking care of business, or meeting for a variety of reasons. 
Let me back up a bit. I painted the landscape. Then watched it. Yup, for a few weeks. Then I kept seeing the cup in my minds eye, so I bravely drew a giant cup over the landscape. I live working around the piece in my studio for a period of time and then I awaken in the middle of the night envisioning the crow in front of the cup. I follow through and paint it, knowing it's blackness will forever change the painting and there's no turning back. I keep thinking there's more to this story than just a large cup of coffee, that is clear but full and not sure why because it is clear but my mind references , 

1 Corinthians 13:12King James Version (KJV)

12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now 
I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

and what's up with the crow, he looks good, but he is a messenger so what say he? Then I recall the gifting of my work and how often people have purchased my olive pieces to give to another as a token of peace, good intent and home and hearth cooking.
That was it an olive branch!
As I began to build sculptures for my exhibit I used gold on the rim of the pieces, so to give more cohesiveness to the exhibit in progress I placed a metallic gold rim, just like the italian cups in my mother's hutch, on the cup in this painting.

SO I'm mulling over titles playing with alliteration, but also thinking search friendly, interesting, or can I do simple? "Corvus Coffee with Peace Offering" ...hmm so I share my thoughts with my student as I pull up the thesaurus, explaining my take on the piece that I've painted, how people meet and connect, sometimes it's a way to begin again, sometimes just a warm rekindling, over cups of coffee.. I look at the piece, at the solid cup, shown by the drip on the side,  that is also transparent, the steamy aromatic cup, the crow, the messenger with the peace offering, I think on forgiveness, secrets and openness coming forth, I think on moving on from the past, the sun shining pushing the darker sky away. That messenger is undeterred by the shiny items, a ring and tiny living creatures in the grass. There's a marble in the corner of the grass.. found items always have a story. I reflected on relating the marble to losing one's marbles, in the way one might in a disruptive time in a relationship, and how here, the messenger has put it aside and chosen a peace offering.  So back to the student who responded, why not just call it Peace Meeting? And loose my alliteration and the cool Corvus word.. hmm
Ok the possibilities of stories here are so interesting and I look forward to your response. I often like the title to be vague enough or perhaps mutable is a better word, so that other stories can be told.
Forgive my writing, it's posted like speaking to you and I'm primarily a visual artist, who likes to share by blogging. What say you?

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Two Peacocks on Silk Scarves

Royal Plumes has been an adored piece of art and recently requested as a silk scarf, and now made available as a new accessory for your wardrobe.


This silk scarf is luxurious. 

Product details- Large Silk scarf measuring 16" by 72"
- Made from 100% silk Habotai
- Digitally printed with Nano Pigment inks. Safe for the environment and children 
- Finished with a rolled hem 
- To soften your scarf, dampen with a spray bottle and machine tumble on med-high
- To further soften or wash, machine wash cold on delicate cycle and tumble dry on med-high
- Easy care
Complimentary shipping

See more images of it here on my secure website 

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My Angels; an angel and a sweet golden dog

My daughter often calls her golden retriever doggie an angel, such an angel dog as a matter of fact. Here's a pic of when I went to walk her angel dog one day.  In my studio I had painted an angel and I hummed remembering my daughter's song from when she was a 6 year old, as she danced and spinned in the yard singing "I'm an angel" echo in my head. Then I envisioned a version of this sweet golden and hence the title "My Angels". That's how it happens, the connectivity of thoughts in my mind as I paint.


 I wanted the dog in my painting to not be so specific as a retriever, where one could also associate a few similar looking breeds. 


A dear collector saw this painting and instantly recalled the loss of her sweet angel doggie and reserved the original piece for her art collection.  Thank you!

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I have designed accessories and home decor with this darling image. 








Framing as you wish is also an option


There's so many choices in my  FAA shop
if you need advice just ask. 


Have a wonderful day!

"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares"





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Monday, June 29, 2015

The Dance of the Sandhill Cranes

The Sandhill Cranes are regulars in my central Florida neighborhood.

Dancing Cranes by Robin Maria Pedrero

I shared about these cranes and this painting back in April in this blog post.
There are several steps to creating a body of work for a museum exhibit. My solo exhibit at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art opens in September. This large 48 inch painting was recently scanned into files for reproductions enabling me to create home decor pieces. 




The original painting will be varnished next. 
I wonder if there is any music, songs that were created for the sandhill cranes to dance to? Do you know some?


Monday, June 15, 2015

Betrothed Original Painting Acquired by Art Collector

My painting "Betrothed" is now sold, acquired by one of my "deep" collectors residing in Connecticut. We are both excited about her selection of this piece to add to her art collection. 

Betrothed 20x16in Robin Maria Pedrero

Here is a repost regarding this work 

There is much folklore about butterflies and dragonflies.
 The Zuni people saw butterflies as indicators of weather to come.
White butterflies meant the summer weather was about to begin


This is a wonderful Irish Blessing:

“May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun, and find your
shoulder to light on to bring you luck, happiness and riches”


There are many myths and beliefs of symbolic metamorphosis regarding the butterfly.
Butterflies remind us of rebirth, love, hope, and freedom. 
Some believe that the white butterfly symbolizes the soul of departed ones.

The Japanese consider a lovely female in a kimono to resemble a white butterfly. 
In Japan the dragonfly is emblematic of martial success. 

If you were to read this painting like a book what would the story be for you?

Let me know if you get a pillow I'd love to see how you use it with your decor. 
Thanks for sharing in my art and joys!






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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Visiting Washington DC

What is natural? 



One of my favorite places to see art that I especially enjoy are the sculpture gardens. Today I saw a favorite sculptors work just before the entrance to the National Women's Museum. I love her work in Chicago so I was psyched to see these here in DC. 



I'm fond of food trucks so I had to sample a small bite from one. 


Then while walking to the museum I discovered  a farmers market!




This drink Fruitive was great! 


It is a hope, dream and goal of mine to one day have my work in The National Museum of Women in the Arts. I sat in the cafe having lunch dwelling on art and dreams, doodling on the table. Btw the good was very good. 



I really enjoyed the curatorial descriptions of the Organic Matters exhibit. Check it out if you can, it's up through Sept 13 2015. 

Walking by the art supply store I grabbed a new palette, as mine is massively  heavy with paint, I can't wait to break it in! 











Monday, June 01, 2015

Opening reception pics at The Carousel Emporium

took joy in meeting many new fans interested in my work and had a great opening night reception enjoying the evening with good friends. Thank you to my guests and collectors! 




Having a contemporary art exhibit within an antique and art emporium gives a delightful eclectic environment. 







The Carousel Emporium 
Orlando Florida 

https://www.facebook.com/TheCarouselEmporium









Thursday, May 28, 2015

Happy Art Collectors in Texas

Although there is such a rampage of devastation from the rain and flooding in Texas this week, a little sweet news came in from one of my collectors who has been moving in the rain and was able to install my art in her new home. I'm so glad to know that you are safe and feeling joy from installing my art in your home. Thank you! 


On the left is "The Second Escape"
and on the right is the original "Evening by the Horns".

Great job! and I love the cross and fireplace. Congrats!!

I do have reproductions available of
  "Evening by the Horns" here. and 


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