Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fabulous Florida Furniture

This, people, is some really nice stuff.

Tell them Bob sent you. (or not).

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

D L Rust, listed Florida artist

As many of you know, and as it has been reported in various antique / art publications, I buy, display and sell oil paintings of Florida wildlife by listed artist D L Rust.
Of particular interest, both to me and the public, are his gator paintings.

His paintings are so realistic that this actually happened to one of my customers.

I must have sold fifty of them over the years since my first trip to visit Rust in his studio.

I love his work and I am pleased to offer 6 or 7 pieces currently in stock.
Some are posted on the main website,
Look in my Other Florida Artists page.

These are offered with an asking price of $ 375.00, discounts available on multiple purchases.
The current sizes I have are all oils on stretched canvas, 20 x 24, a nice manageable size.

I dislike writing negative things of any sort, but these are not giclee prints, as one ignorant spiteful Fort Pierce "highwaymen" seller claims they are. They are original oils on stretched canvas.

D L Rust has a painting in the National Gallery in the Smithsonian. If his work is good enough for them, gentle readers, perhaps it is good enough for you ?

Especially at these reduced prices.

Just for fun and comparison purposes, here's a link to an eBay offering of similar work by another listed artist C. Ford Riley. The fact that the opening bid is posted as $ 9,995.00 is irrelevant.

Riley's listed auction record in is $ 650.00.

Rust's auction record in is $ 4,183.00.

I rest my case.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


This is a good day to think of how horrible it was to be attacked on our own soil.

My prayers go out to all the souls directly affected by the collapse of the towers.

Special prayers for anyone who went into the towers rather than out.

My cousin Mike was there that day, in the hotel restaurant ( it was the Vista Hotel back when I stayed there many times) between the towers when the first plane hit.

He escaped by walking to New Jersey.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

highwaymen on ebay

Here's just another quick hit for you.
Especially you Florida panther collectors.
Fact : Johnnie's deceased and there may be no others like it.
Each one is unique in any case.
Good value at $ 45,000 ?
You be the judge.
Might as well try to get 45 million, in my arrogant opinion.

It's not that I don't WISH these were worth that kind of money, but Yeesh.

Monday, September 6, 2010

A E Bean on eBay, Good for a Laugh or two

Here it is, boys and girls.

I don't think I need to discuss it.


Well, I couldn't stop myself even though I figured it was a waste of time, and I sent her an email.

Here's that and her extremely intelligent response. copy/paste :

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 06, 2010 2:44 PM

Subject: a e bean

sassie, this should be simply embarrassing.

compare the quality of the work with easily found examples.

respectfully submitted,
BOB 727 809 1691

Sent: 9/6/2010 6:56:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight TimeSubj: Re: a e bean

Probably when he was losing his eyesight ??? How can you know ? I have looked at many of them

Yup, she's looked at many of them. Guess she told me.