January 17, 2017

Hearts, Love, and Peace - Small Acrylic Paintings

"Love and Peace"
3"x3" acrylic on canvas, with mini easel
Available at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center gift shop

 A couple of small paintings that I did thinking of the celebration of love for Valentine's Day.

All we need is love. : )

"My Heart Is Your Prisoner"
2"x2" acrylic on canvas, with mini easel
Available at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center gift shop


January 16, 2017

Daily Paintings Are Fun to Make! Two Small Ones Done. :)

I have been trying to get painterly productive and catch up with the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.
So far I have skipped painting on many days in January, but on the days that I was able to do it, I worked on more than one painting.

Below are a couple of colorful little paintings that I did at the Cultural Arts Center last Thursday, with the goal of submitting them to the Gift Shop. One sold as soon as I had completed it, thanks to Jean, a fellow artist that saw me painting it and really liked it.

3"x3" acrylic on canvas, with mini easel

"Love You to the Poppies and Beyond"
3"x3" acrylic on canvas, with mini easel
Available at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center Gift Shop

January 15, 2017

Exciting News: Robie Benve Joins the High Road Gallery and Studios!

The year has started with great excitement for me!

I have been offered a studio space at the High Road Gallery and Studios in Worthington, OH, and last week I moved in!
My studio space at High Road Gallery and Studios

The High Road Gallery is in a charming 1818's house, owned and administered by artist Carol Hershey. Carol ran it as a non-profit art gallery for many years, and in 2014 she changed it to artist studios and gallery. 

I am very happy to be sharing the building with several very talented artists.

High Road Gallery Artists:

Dianne Bauman
Robie Benve
Rachel and Ken Conner
Michael Crapser
Dede Dufresne
Joyce Fisher
Jim Glover
Deb Haller
Carol Hershey
Marty Husted  
Ruth Ann Mitchell
Jeri Ellis Platt
Cynthia Tinapple

I am looking forward to working in the new space and interacting with the other artists.

The gallery and studios are located at 12 E Stafford Ave, Worthington, OH and it's open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays 1-4 pm, or by appointment.

January 14, 2017

What Happened to My Daily Painting Challenge??

One sunny and happy day in December I pledged to take the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge in January.
I knew it was going to be hard to find the time, so I announced my decision on social media, knowing that publicly accepting the challenge would keep me accountable for actually working on it.

Shortly after, I packed and went to Italy to visit family, wishfully bringing paints, brushes, and small canvases with me. I was going to start the year there, so I needed to start painting too.

Well, can you believe that I did not paint one single square inch while on vacation? (Nor on the first days back!)
Now I am back home, trying to catch up with life and with painting.
I keep telling myself: the challenge says 30 paintings in 30 days, it does not necessarily mean one a day. I'm allowed to paint several in a week and catch up. I CAN DO IT!

With these positive and hopeful thoughts I am looking toward the second half of January and getting mentally ready to paint several small paintings.

Let's see what I can do!

In my studio

December 5, 2016

Several of My Paintings on Auction this Week!

I have been very prolific with my painting in the last few years, and it's time to let some of them go.

If you like my work, please take a look at my online gallery at DailyPaintworks.com
You never know, you may find a gift idea for a good friend or for yourself! ;)

This week some of my small paintings are on auctions, with minimum offers starting as low as $29.

All Paintings come ready to be frames (unless otherwise specified). If you are interested and would like it already framed, let me know and I'll show you what options I can offer.

If you plan to buy more than one painting, you can save on shipping by putting more than one in a box, just let me know. And if you are a local let me know as well, we might be able to skip shipping all together. :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Have  lovely day. : )

November 25, 2016

Red Berries, Small Oil painting

"Red Berries"
Oil on Gessoboard
On auction this week

Small oil painting of red berries.
I painted it from life at one of the Metro Parks here in town.



November 22, 2016

A Stroke of Spring, En Plein Air Landscape Oil Painting

"A Stroke of Spring"
Oil on masonite board
Ready to pop into a 9"x12" frame

Spring seemed to come and go this year in Ohio

A few days of warmth, and nature was rejoicing, tender green leaves were sprouting everywhere. 
Then winter seemed to come back, and it got freezing cold again, like on this c-c-cold day when I painted at Pickerington Ponds Metro Park. 

But the signs of spring were there to cheer me up, and I enjoed every minute of it.

: )

October 25, 2016

A Great Day at the Columbus Open Studio and Stage Tour

A couple of weekends ago selected artists opened their studios to the public for the first Columbus Open Studio and Stage Tour, on 8 and 9 October, 2016.

What a great initiative!

As soon as I heard about it, I made sure I kept the Saturday open. I wanted to visit as many as I could in the hours that I had available.

My friend and fellow artist Dawn Petrill joined me in this adventure, and we toured several studios, talked to the artists, enjoyed their work, observed their storage solutions, and just had a great time driving around from place to place. So much fun to do the tour with a fellow artist!

We could not stop at all the places on our to-do list, but those that we were able to see were really great.

I took photos with most of the artists, but regrettably I am missing a few (my phone memory kept getting full, yikes!!)

Below are some pics to commemorate the great day.
Too bad that I don't have a photo for each studio we visited! Other artists we met on the tour and are not pictured: Katherine Crowley, Stephen Takacs, Joshua Stewar, Nikos Rutkowski, and Brooke Albrecht. 

Me with Laura Alexander in her Studio in Clintonville, OH

Carol Stewart Studio at Milo

Me and Dawn in Carol Stewart's Studio

Visiting Anita Dawson's studio, in Bexley, OH

With Katerina Harris in her studio.

From left: Donte Woods, Dawn Petrill, Richard Duarte Brown, Robie Benve

Me and dawn with George Leach in his studio.

October 10, 2016

Local Law Firm Supporting the Arts and Exhibiting My Paintings

One wall of the Dinsmore & Shohl LLP  - Legal Counsel
lobby with some of my sky paintings

A few months back I was contacted by a representative of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP  - Legal Counsel. She had seen my work online and asked if I could exhibit in their lobby.
I went to see the space and loved it. It's a beautiful and big lobby with a nice hanging system that can fit several big paintings.


13 of my paintings are now on view in that great space.I am really excited and proud that Dinsmore & Shohl has given me this great opportunity.
My work will be on view there until the end of the year.
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP  - Legal Counsel

191 West Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215

October 3, 2016

My 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge... How Did I do?

At the beginning of September I pledged to paint as much as I could during the next 30 days.
I joined the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, and aimed to complete as many paintings as my super busy schedule would permit.

I fell behind almost immediately, but I knew it was going to happen.
Too many art shows, events, kids activities, back to school nights, and lots of stuff starting up again after the summer break.

I said I was aiming for 30 paintings, but in the back of my mind I thought I would be happy if I managed to paint 15.

And how did it go?

Well, not too shabby! I was able to paint 17 panels, of different sizes. they are all oil paintings, including two value studies that are divided into fourths (but counting then as four pieces would be cheating).

The 17 oil paintings that I completed during the month of September 2016

Now I look back and the month has gone in a blur!

With all that I had going on, without the incentive of the challenge I would have had postponed or canceled a lot of the painting sessions, instead I tried to paint as often as I could. I'm so glad that I did!
This is me on September 22nd while painting at Pickerington ponds Metro Park.

Thanks for stopping by!