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ART OF LIFE BY BOB ACOSTA & LILLIAN MONTERREY The Timbers at Chama Elk Hunt BOB's GALLERY OF ART LILLIAN & BOB OUR WEDDING at the ELVIS CHAPEL TRIP TO HAWAII TRIP TO ITALY - Rome, Florence & Venice TRIP TO ITALY - Cinque Terre TRIP TO VAIL COLORADO TRIP TO LAKE TAHOE TRIP TO ST LUCIA TRIP TO ST LUCIA #2 Trip to ALASKA Photos of my 67 GT500 #258 FLORIDA ROOF-TECH CORP's GANG HUNTING PICS 1 HUNTING PICS 2

Bob's Gallery of ART

I no longer paint as prolifically as I once did. None are for sale. This site is  just a record of my paintings. Enjoy them. Thanks.

"LeHot" 11" X 14" Acrylic on Canvas Board. Rich, deep cool colors and fiery hot red figure depicting a female form. The lower right hand corner figure is a male form looking up. The lower left hand form is dancing. Lots of texture and movement in this piece.

"INDIO" 11" X 14" Acrylic on Canvas Board A worn, scarred man looking back. An abstract depiction of all shapes with many layers.

"CONSTANTINE" 12" X 24" Acrylic on Stretched Canvas. Frame is a rich deep brown and can be changed. Lots of heavy texture in the red like a ripple effect. The red is an stirring color and the yellow represents "Constantine" barb wire, thus the name of the piece. Very emotional to look at.

"MAR SANGRIENTO" 22" X 30" X 3/4" painted sides. Acrylic on Stretched Canvas. No staples can be seen. Very moving piece. Long brush strokes and lots of movement in the piece. Everyone sees something different in it. Deep vibrant reds, yellows and browns with many layers and effects. All colors seem to move and jump out of the painting.

"ECLIPSE" 11"X14" Acrylic on Canvas Board and framed. An abstract bordering on the SciFi with many representations of an eclipse, a bridge and a building plus more. The contrast of shapes and textures creates an almost 3-D illusion.

"FLOATING PALM" 16" X 20" Acrylic on Canvas Board framed. Beautiful "out of focus" background colors makes this Palm tree look it is floating thus the name of the piece. Vibrant blues and greens in palm fronds draw your attention. Mounted on an elegant gold frame.

"Vic's Swamp"

"JUNGLAVERDE" The many layers of green, blue and yellow washs and the peralescent touches and highlights draw you into this heavily textured tropical abstract painting. It's huge 60" wide by 48" tall in size. Currently hanging in a Hospital in Coconut Grove, Florida. Painting is actually darker than image shown.

"CUADRO AZUL" 16" X 20" Acrylic on Canvas Board. Unusual asbract painting in blues and greens that looks 3-D. The many layers of paint and washes create the 3-D effect with the brighter squares seeming to float over the background. The nuetral frame for this piece even amplifies the floating effect.

"Eagle"

"INSPIRATIONS" This painting is painted on Two (diptych) Gallery wrapped canvases. Done with lighter shades and building darker washes on textured base this piece is alive with movement. The Gold bead between colors is reminiscent of stain glass. There is a faint pearlescent hue on some of the colors that shimmers when the light hits it so.

"KIKO DREAM" Measuring 48" X 60" this huge acrylic painting is alive with color and texture. Based on earth tones and many layers of paint and washes this piece is an eye catcher and sure to please. There are many details in this painting and even underpainting to accentuate the many forms featured within this work of art. I double sealed with acrylic varnish so that the colors will remain bright forever. The canvas is a Gallery style 1.5 inch deep.

"TRES" This painting is done on a 22" X 30" Gallery Style wrapped canvases. Building on a rough textured background, here are three wood/board-like objects harking back to an old age where these materials were used inside. This piece brings out a warm feeling of comfort and calm. In abstract, one person will see one thing and another will see another and I like the comments I get from this piece.

"LONE BLUE" Measuring 15" X 30" on canvas. Painted for my wife's friend. Motivation for this painting came from a pleasant day working on my garden and this solitary blue flower coming up where no one expected it. I painted the background out of focus as a way to accentuate the flower. It gives the piece a 3-D effect. It is very warm and cheerful.

"IN MY EYE"

"IO DAWN"

"MONTEVERDE" Painted on 30" X 54" Canvas with Acrylic. Frame is gold finish. Lots of layers and washes of bright green and yellows made this piece come alive on the wall.

"Taking Flight in the Everglades"

"METAJUNGLE" 18" X 24" Canvas on stretcher with Bronze and Black Frame. Acrylic with metallic highlights. Lots of gold, bronze and earth tone metallics in this one. One of my abstract tropical themes. There are representaions and forms of a city , a jungle, tropical leaves and many other objects in this piece. Closeup images below show the movement of paint in this work. Lots of browns mixed with greens and reds and more. This is a "WOW" painting

"La Finca"

Granite-like Wall Finish - Click to Enlarge

"Everglades Loud Hog Swamp"

"THE CROSSES"

"SOARING HIGH" in the center niche and "INSPIRATION" Dyptich paintings hanging on outer niches of my office wall.

"EXCESSION" A triptych (3 paintings) done on 16" X 20" Gallery Style canvases. Total size mounted is 48" X 20" X 1.5" deep. No staples are showing and it is ready to hang. It can be mounted horizontally or vertically. I used acrylic on base of textured gesso to come up with the curvy center stripe theme. This painting is rich deep in earth-tones with yellow oxides, washes of umber, siennas and metallic gold and bronzes translucent over-paints. A Burgandy Red stripe is splashed across the three panels with hints of blue and gold iridescence. Lots of heavy texture in this bold piece. The red stripe and it's many layers of color make this a stirring work of art. It's the kind of painting that people do a double-take when first seeing it.

"Twin Palms thru Green Window"

"Zion Dawn"

"Farmhouse in Society Hill, Alabama"

"Caribbean Harbor" on left & "Storm at Sea" on right

"Casa de Camaguey"