oby

Forum Replies Created

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 22 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • in reply to: Robert’s Children #9683

    oby
    Participant

    FIRST THINGS FIRST. KEVIN YOU ARE INVITED NOT TO REPLY IN THIS THREAD.I read that Annie Hill smith was one of robert's wives and mother of three of his children (AHS is chairman of the lenkiewicz foundation and curator of the "On The Edge" exhibition currently showing at the Novas Gallery in camden london).Which leads me to the question (jack sparrow will know all of this I expect) who were Robert's wives and in what order (chronologically) did they marry. First wife MOUSE .....what was her real name and did she have any children by Robert? He often painted her with a baby or small child didn't he?Was Karen Ciambreillo married to Robert? Am I right is saying that Karen has two children by Robert? Thais and Khaya.Who is/are Wolfe's and Ruben's Mother(s)? This could be an interesting thread but please only contribute if you are going to respect the sensibilities of Robert's family and associates. I would be interested in seeing robert's family tree.I know wolfe is an artist in his own right and also a gallery owner. How about the others?

    Having been brought up in a place i would rather forget 'Nazareth House' 🙁 I remember being in the same dormatory as Reuben and someone called James (Jamie?) They were brothers. I mentioned this to Robert some years ago and as he never mentioned not having a son called james I have always assumed this to be the case. It ws James that brought Robert to my attention as i was always drawing. Could this have been the period Robert spent time inside?

    in reply to: a chance to check out the play without seeing it #9986

    oby
    Participant

    I have an idea I thought I'd run by you, if enough people are up for it, i'll give it a go. It strikes me that not everybody who would like to, will be able to come to Plymouth to see the play about Robert, so how about if I do a Charles Dickens and share it on this forum, five or ten pages a week? There are 100 pages all together.Let me know what you think. Love as always, ;D

    Hi Jojo, I personally would have like that as i would be acting out parts in my head, something I would have loved to have had a go at on stage. I do understand the comments made by ART336. I can't wait to see the play, an early Christmas treat for me (tickets done and dusted) and the lucky person I have to find to accompany me, well I need someone to share me popcorn with. Well done Jojo. ;D

    in reply to: Colour Codings on reverse of paintings! #7899

    oby
    Participant

    Thanks Jack, I enjoyed that bit of info…I must admit i have never seen these markings before.

    in reply to: Embossed signatures #7917

    oby
    Participant

    Yes too right I am buying for an original signature by Robert but obviously I don't necessarily have to like the print or painting if I am collecting for investment sake. Saying that I do not dislike any of Robert's work, I might not understand some paintings but I know them to be  great pieces of art by a true master. An embossed signature does not do it for me no matter what the picture I  do not feel the link with Robert. Robert would sign many items for me and would even point out certain items worth holding on to. He knew I was collecting for investment. I said I would never buy another embossed limited edition because I do not see them as a good investment. Lastly there are pieces I would never part with which is nothing to do with investment, just a sheer delight to own and cherish.

    in reply to: the dark of the studio #7910

    oby
    Participant

    Very sad…So many good memories. A huge loss for all who knew him and wanted to know him. I hope a plaque will now be fixed to the building in memory.

    in reply to: £15,000 orig on Ebay #7885

    oby
    Participant

    I love this painting…Has it been authenticated? You just never know…best I win the lottery because I would pay what ever it took to bag this one, a right gem.

    in reply to: Tools of a masters trade… #7687

    oby
    Participant

    Thanks for that Billy Budd, I can smell Robert’s studio as I write. Well the priming is sorted, I would never have thought to used that methiod but if it was good enough for a Master then it is good for me. As for the canvas, well it also is good, I had vissions of forking out lots of pennies. I must have heard about Robert using linen in a dream or something, I have for years thought he ued expencive linen.
    How do you know all this Billy? Don't tell me, your job was to prime the canvas...Nice work if you can get it. Thanks again Oby

    in reply to: Lenkiewicz student on ebay #7414

    oby
    Participant

    WELL SAID JOHNOGDON…SELF PROMOTION IS A MUST FOR ALL STRUGGLING ARTISTS OR ARTISTS JUST STARTING OUT AND THOSE ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED. ART IS BEAUTIFUL AND BEAUTY SHOULD NOT BE KEPT UNDER WRAPS…

    in reply to: Cap’n Jasper artist to restore Lenkiewicz mural #7048

    oby
    Participant

    WELL IF HE OWNS THE BUILING THAT’S OK, HE CAN DO WHAT HE WANTS. BUT I WON’T RUSH TO SEE THE PAINTING BY NUMBERS. I STILL STAND BY MY PREVIOUS COMMENTS.

    in reply to: Cap’n Jasper artist to restore Lenkiewicz mural #7046

    oby
    Participant

    typical blinkered money motivated business type answer…

    in reply to: Cap’n Jasper artist to restore Lenkiewicz mural #7044

    oby
    Participant

    IF YOU WANT SOMEONE TO PAINT THIS NEW MURAL (WHICH I AM AGAINST THE IDEA) THEN I WOULD HAVE TO SAY ‘WOLF‘, I HAVE NOT SEEN HIS WORK BUT HAVE BEEN TOLD IT IS SPECIAL. THIS WAY THE LEGACY LIVES ON BEARING THE SAME NAME AND COMING FROM THE SAME BLOOD AS ROBERT…I SAY KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY OR NOT AT ALL.

    in reply to: Cap’n Jasper artist to restore Lenkiewicz mural #7042

    oby
    Participant

    Please Please someone put a stop to this crazy idea of having an artist paint over the decaying masterpiece. It is ludicrous just to mention the idea. Some one is obviously trying to make a name for themselves. What you see is history, the mural is in this state because of the nature of the elements through time. Who will paint over the new work in 20 or 50 years time? Don’t tell me someone who paints just like Richard Clark…
    It is possible to create a vacuum encased seethrough cover. I want to remember it from the 70's not how it will look after someone else has HAD A GO at creating a masterpice. Only Great masters can create such masterpieces or have we all forgotten this simple fact?...

    in reply to: re-painting the mural #7086

    oby
    Participant

    Hi fbuel

    thanks for you comment left on my profile.

    Regards to the Mural, it should be left alone and preserved only as it is now. A structure perhaps glass should encase the mural, a vacuum would help preserve what is left. It would not be right to have someone elses hand put to work on this decaying masterpiece.

    Oby

    in reply to: Girl with Doll (sold at Sotheby’s) #6965

    oby
    Participant

    jlb

    you will have to let me have your e-mail address, just go to my profile and use my address to send a message. I will be able to send you clippings and the photo sheet of Danielle. when you see them you will understand why Robert wanted to paint her. Also a great photo taken by Robert of me at his easel.

    oby

    in reply to: Girl with Doll (sold at Sotheby’s) #6964

    oby
    Participant

    HI JLB

    SORRY IT'S BEEN A WHILE BEFORE GETTING BACK, I GET REALLY BUSY THIS TIME OF YEAR. I HAVE A FULL TIME JOB SO I ONLY GET TIME TO DRAW ON WEEKENDS.

    THE PAINTING OF DANIELLE WAS PAINTED IN 2000. CLIPPINGS AND PHOTOS TO FOLLOW.

    OBY

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 22 total)