Monday, December 31, 2012

Peaceful Journey



Peaceful Journey
8 x 10 x 1.5"
original oil on cradled board
Bobby Lee Krajnik

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Another wonderful adobe New Mexican church has inspired me! This painting has some wonderful thick texture throughout, nice brushstrokes and and I love the violet foreground! Happy New Year everyone!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Journey Within


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Journey Within
6 x 6 x 3/4"
original oil on board
Bobby Lee Krajnik

The inspiration for this little painting is an adobe mission in San Miguel, California. The original structure was built in the late 1700's, but was later rebuilt and completed in 1821 after a fire destroyed the earlier church. In 2003 an earthquake hit the area and severely damaged the buildings and closed the mission. The parish is once again operating and thriving following restoration.       


Friday, December 21, 2012

La Espada


La Espada
6 x 6 x 3/4"
original oil on board
Bobby Lee Krajnik

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I loosely based this little textural treasure on a San Antonio mission.  I've added bright blue accents, lots of texture and magpies to make this a fun little piece!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Ranchos de Taos


Ranchos de Taos
6 x 6 x 3/4"
original oil on board
Bobby Lee Krajnik

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My show and painting demo at Cobalt Fine Arts went very well thanks to Meisha and Diana! The Luminaria Festival was awesome! There were pictures with Santa and s'mores around the fire pit! Yum! And, this precious piece has found a new home. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Solo Show and Painting Demos on Sat. December 8th, 2012


Almost There!
12 x 12 x 1.5"
original oil on board
Bobby Lee Krajnik

Solo show and painting demonstrations Saturday December 8, 2012 courtesy of Cobalt Fine Arts Gallery in Tubac Arizona. I will be at Tubac Golf Resort (in the lobby) painting 2pm - 4pm and at Cobalt Fine Arts Gallery painting 6pm - 8pm. Come join in the fun and festivities for the Luminaria Festival!  Luminaries will be lit and there will be fun for the whole family!   

Cobalt Fine Arts Gallery                            Tubac Golf Resort & Spa (lobby)
5 Camino Otero                                           1 Avenue de Otero
Tubac, Arizona 85646                               Tubac, Az 85646
520.398.1200                                              520.398.2211
6-8pm                                                            2-4pm

Adobe church



Adobe Church 
6 x 6 x 3/4"
original oil on board
Bobby Lee Krajnik

This adobe church painting is loosely based on the Mission of San Acacio in the San Luis Valley. Built in the early 1860s, it is considered one of the oldest standing churches in Colorado. I thought it was the oldest but upon further research I discovered several churches claiming the same. I'll just leave that up to the historians and continue with my paintings.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Along the Way



Along the Way
6 x 6 x 3/4"
original oil on board
Bobby Lee Krajnik

I love the blues in this little gem of a painting, they really pop! 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Magpies in the Morning


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Magpies in the Morning
16 x 20 x 1.5''
oil on cradled board
Bobby Lee Krajnik


This is one of my larger pieces that I've just delivered to my new gallery in Southern Arizona. This painting and more of my works are on display and for purchase at Cobalt Fine Arts Gallery in Tubac, Arizona. For enquiries please call 520.398.1200.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Little Hope



A Little Hope
5 x 5 x 3/4"
oil on cradled board 
Bobby Lee Krajnik

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This sweet painting sold at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.  It was purchased as a gift and now has a loving home in Arkansas.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Pthalo Skies



Pthalo Skies
6 x 6 x 3/4"
 oil on cradled board
Bobby Lee Krajnik

This colorful landscape is a slight departure from the churches that I usually paint.  I love the red background showing throughout the painting and the rich texture.    

Friday, November 9, 2012

A Place of My Own



A Place of My Own
6 x 6 x 3/4"
oil on cradled board 
Bobby Lee Krajnik

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I imagined this little mission about ten years ago and have painted several versions of it over the years. I have been told it resembles a church in New Mexico. I have not seen it yet, but hope to someday stumble upon it during one of my jaunts to the Taos area. I have just returned from a trip to Santa Fe and Taos where I met some truly amazing artists, viewed wonderful architecture and gazed upon spectacular landscapes. I am returning even more inspired and ready to paint!  

Thursday, October 18, 2012

New solo show


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A Precious Moment
5 x 5 x 3/4 inches
oil on cradled board
Bobby Lee Krajnik

Come visit my new solo show at Arabesque! 1634 Walnut Street in downtown Boulder, Colorado 80302.   

This is one of my favorite paintings! This tiny little chapel resides near Morada, New Mexico. I have painted this little treasure before and I'm sure to paint it again! You can see the red undertone painting peeking through, and some nice texture as well.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Along theHigh Road to Taos


Along the High Road to Taos
8 x 8 x 3/4 inches
oil on cradled board
Bobby Lee Krajnik

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Along the high road to Taos lies the village of Truchas New Mexico. This charming hispanic settlement was founded in 1754. The chapel, Nuestra SeƱora Del Segrado Rosario is dedicated to Our lady of the Rosary. Truchas is also the location of Robert Redford's 1988 filming of The Milagro Beanfield War. I love this movie!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Tranquil Dreams


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"Tranquil Dreams"
12 x 9 x 1.5"
oil on cradled board 
Bobby Lee Krajnik

This charming painting is very loosely based on a little chapel in Co'rdova, New Mexico just off the high road to Taos. I've kept some of the architectural features I've also changed a few details, as this is one of my favorite little churches to paint. The church and the town have a wonderfully rich and artistic history.  

Monday, September 24, 2012

Blue Grass


Blue Grass
6 x 6 x 3/4"
oil on cradled board
Bobby Lee Krajnik

A friend told me they liked the water in this picture... hmm... I just wanted to paint the ground blue. It does actually look like water.  And, it's still one of my favorite paintings.  

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Another Day


Another Day
6 x 6 x 3/4"
oil on cradled board
Bobby Lee Krajnik

I painted this little church after I came across a wonderful photograph of a similar building.  After doing some research, I discovered the church resides in Florida. Well, I've added snow capped peaks... :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Three Trees


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Three Trees
12 x 6 x 3/4"
oil on cradled board
Bobby Lee Krajnik

I love old stone buildings! So, when I saw a photo of this small stone church I thought it would be really cool to paint. And since, I've received some wonderful comments on this piece. Also, I'm going to paint some more of these skinny pieces, they're fun and a little different. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012

Once Upon a Time


Once Upon a Time
6 x 6 x 1/4"
oil on cradled board
Bobby Lee Krajnik

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Gallery Show


Timeless
6 x 6"
oil on board
Bobby Lee Krajnik

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See more of my work at Muse Art & Floral Boutique. My solo show will be hung through September 15th, 2012.  About thirty of my most recent works will be hung at this delightful gallery located in downtown Boulder at 777 Pearl Street / Boulder, Colorado 80302 / 303-443-6873

Friday, August 17, 2012

Lost In Time


Lost in Time
6 x 6"
original oil on board
Bobby Lee Krajnik

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This is my interpretation of a little adobe chapel located in Cordova, New Mexico.  I find the simplistic architecture of this church wonderfully charming!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tribute to O'keefe


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Send Her My Love 
11 x 14"
Oil on Board
Bobby Lee Krajnik


I love the candy colors of this piece. I was having an exceptionally happy painting day when I chose these cheerful hues.  This painting has texture and hints of red popping through the background.  The title "Send Her my Love" refers to my use of a Georgia O'keefe painting as a springboard for my inspiration.