Archive for August, 2014

Blue Elvis

Elvis week just passed, it was from August 9 to August 17. Here’s a painting I did to pay tribute to “The King,” called ‘Blue Elvis.’ I painted him this way because the first thing I think about when I hear his name is ‘Rhythm & Blues,’ thus- ‘Blue Elvis.’

It’s hard to believe he’s been dead since August 16, 1977 and just at the tender age of 42 years old. Gone far too soon and far too young.

I love Elvis. Always have. I love every “version” of him; from the young music rebel that shook up the world, to movie star Elvis, and even “Vegas” Elvis.

This painting is from his Las Vegas years. I did it because most of the paintings I see of him are from his young Rock star years and I feel that his Vegas years are highly underrated and that some people even see these years as a joke. I disagree with this sentiment.

There was magic that came from the Vegas years and all you have to do is check out one of his performances on YouTube from that period to see. He was older, overweight but he didn’t miss a beat and he still had THE VOICE. That golden voice never went away.

To me, he was beyond just a musician or a rock star. Even beyond an Icon. I feel he was very important to the history of America because he broke down a lot of cultural boundaries with his music. They broke the mold when they made Elvis and there will never be another one like him. I hope the younger generation never forget his historical significance. I’m always honored to pay tribute to The King.

To see a detailed view of this painting click here: http://roz-abellera.artistwebsites.com/featured/blue-elvis-roz-barron-abellera.html

–Roz Barron Abellera

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This is a painting I did of my ferret, Prince Adelbert. I liked to call him “Bert.”

He used to like to curl up and get comfortable in a pillow and just relax. He was a unique ferret being what’s called a “panda” ferret.

He used to do a lot of funny things like this. Another funny thing is how he would steal my socks and hide them away in his secret hiding place in my kitchen cupboard.

Unfortunately, after five years of raising him, he got cancer and had to be put to sleep. He lived a good life for a ferret and this is the way I’ll always remember him.

I’ll probably never get another ferret because Bert would be hard to replace. He was truly one of a kind.

To see this artwork in larger detail click here:

http://roz-abellera.artistwebsites.com/featured/ferrets-day-off-roz-barron-abellera.html

–Roz Barron Abellera

“Soul One”

How come, girl was there when I needed one
How come, girl was there when the song is done
Some say, open your eyes to a brighter light
Okay, open my arms they were right

She was my soul one
She felt she was the only one
She was the sun, the sky blue eyes
She was my soul one

Inside, pain in my heart often made her cry
Outside, I cursed the birds and the sugar sky
How long take to realize she’s the one
How long until I find my lost and lonely soul one

She was my soul one
She felt like the only one
She was the sun, the sky blue eyes
She was my soul one

Should of never taken the time
‘Cause I found myself living a lonely lie
You said, you left to find yourself
But I never, no I never got the chance to say good-bye

She was my soul one I thought she was

 


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italianrestaurantblog

I love the city of St. Augustine and I often dine out there. It’s the oldest city in the United States and it has a lot of culture and history.

This is a painting of how my table looked while dining out at an Italian Restaurant in St. Augustine, Florida. It’s a glass of wine and wine bottle with a wooden plate of peppers, onions, and potatoes with grapes on the side. We’ll save the cheese for another time.

An evening of wine and food? What more can you ask for?

To see a larger view click here:

http://roz-abellera.artistwebsites.com/featured/scene-from-an-italian-restaurant-roz-barron-abellera.html

–Roz Barron Abellera