New Header Image ~ New Art!

Hello art friends and art appreciators. I’ve been busy, but not busy enough keeping my website and blog up to date. Well, unfortunately I ran into a bout with some bad health issues. Back about a week before last Christmas I thought I might have bought the farm. But, I didn’t, obviously. yay!

It was a definite wake up call, which I didn’t really think I needed. I’m 65 and isn’t that kind of a wake up call in itself? Every day I wake up is a wake up call. haha Enough about that!!

You can see some of my new paintings, well, three, in the new header. I’m working on a series I’ve titled “Around the Circle.” But that title is still a soft title. I’m still thinking of using the title “Circle Cycle” also. There are a couple of other titles floating around in my mind, still. Perhaps it would have been better to wait and keep my yammer quiet until I had a firm title, but it helps me to journal about it, and this blog is my sometimes journal. Only sometimes, apparently… haha

I have definitely made up my mind that this series is about the circle, and what it implies. And definitely there will be more paintings in the series. Three so far – these three large ones displayed in the header. I think a diptych, and one more will complete it. Both will be the same size but of course the diptych will be two 48″x72″ together.

That’s enough for now. I’ll hopefully post more relatively soon.

Rterrell aka Robert Terrell (I’ve been thinking of using my not too beloved elementary school nickname, Gomer. (Oh gotta love those kids in Austin) But it’s a much less common name & doesn’t seem to bother me anymore. Time heals all wounds, and 50+ years can make a difference!! 🙂 You already have it remembered, don’t you?

Robert L Terrell Art Gallery

Here’s a favorite corner of my art gallery. It used to be my living room. But I’ve always been an artist, and why do I need a living room? I really answered this question for my own overly busy brain some art eons ago.

Per living arrangements, I need a certain level of of comfort and convenience. It’s a soft-target level low-ending at pup tent in the backyard (after my art has completely filled every home nook and all house crannies). The upper end of the target, scale (what have you) is, of course) would be to evict Generalissimo D from Mar-a-Lago.

But no eviction will be necessary … He’ll soon enough be on the big Vulcan Arc to Mars, with all the Red Staters! Y’all didn’t think I posted that photo of the biggie Haboob just for fun-sies did ya? I’m just getting people used to what their life will be like on MARS-a lago.

Ya see… I don’t want politics to interfere with my truly true love of making my art and website fun postings. And I think the big political tensions in the USA now seem to be possibly escalating into oppositional war. More and more, some folks seem to be turning  their politics into complete views of reality, philosophy, religion, etc.

I think the best solution to these building political and philosophical tensions may be to begin now to divide up by planetary political color!! The blue voters get Earth – the blue planet and the red voters get Mars – the red planet. I’m not sure who the independents and non-voters will get. They may finally HAVE to make a choice. It’s sort of a Sophie’s choice for some of them. But if I can make a suggestion, I believe that going with the blue voters and continuing to live on Earth (which has an atmosphere & water & food) might be something for the independents to consider 🙂 

Hey, I’m an artist, right? I think in color a lot, and it really only seems fair. If we separate the two opposing viewpoints by millions of miles, it’s sure to bring an era of Blue and Red Edens once again. Or, once…

What could be more fair than that??

And for now, please keep coming back to my blog! This is definitely not a political blog. I might go off on a political tear once in a blue moon is all. And by the way, the blue moons stay with the blue planet. Again, it’s my color thing. Don’t blame me for that! Yeah, also, we get Elvis’s version of Blue Moon of Kentucky (all versions of it by everybody). Singing Blue Moon of Kentucky will be absolutely FORBIDDEN on the Red Planet!!

But I didn’t answer the question really, did I? I mean about my soft-target art studio / living arrangement. That’s quite easy since I’ve been dreaming about it a day longer than forev-er 🙂

My Santa Fe Dream Studio & Artist’s Life

A wood floored studio in Santa Fe, with skylights, and all the classic architecture. About 30′ x 30′ should take care of my needs. Plus a woodshop out back. With heating in winter! Important – I want heating for Santa Fe winters. And an adjacent studio apartment. Of course I must have a gallery connection in Santa Fe, too. That’s an essential part of the Santa Fe package deal!