Happy 2020!

Happy New Year! Happy New Decade! It’s The Year of the Horse, at least in my studio. This is FRANCESCA’s SHADOW, a memorial portrait commissioned by Andy Ackerman for someone who recently lost her long time friend. It’s my first horse portrait, and I’m hoping to do lots more. So tell your horse-y friends that Robert Lucy is painting horses in 2020!

Photo by @alexanderwyly

Lucy the Bijon Frisé

For my last post of the decade, I present LUCY, the Bijon Frisé. Meredith Knight (my dear sister) commissioned this Christmas portrait of her new friend with the name that is woven through her life in various and meaningful ways. Thank you all who have supported my work this last decade.

“And now we welcome the New Year, full of things that have never been” -Rilke

thanks Polly

Lucy, oil on canvas, 16″x16″

Happy August, y’all.

This hat makes me want to talk like a horse wrangler.

This is my recent portrait of KIRWAN, the notorious Shiba Inu who lives with his pal Roger Wills in Chicago. The portrait is a present from his dear friend and mine, the wonderful Cathy Carlton Hews. 12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas

Summer Sale Ends Today

Today is the last day of my summer sale, 20% off all new commissions!

Portrait of Bender, 2014, Oil on canvas, 12 x 16 inches, Collection of Lee and Gene Deutsch, St. Louis

Happy July!

Happy July you guys! Let the sun shine in! This is my portrait of FANNY. Fanny recently returned to the light, but she is being remembered and celebrated in many ways, especially by @katenoon, her BFF. 12”x12”, oil on canvas.

Portrait of Kade and Nick

This is a portrait that I painted 6 (!) years ago for @karlgaj and Larissa Kokernot of their two boys Kade and Nick. I just saw them all a couple of weeks ago at a going away party in LA as the whole fam is moving to Minneapolis. Needless to say the two boys have changed a bit since I painted this. Oil on canvas⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Catskill Landspace

This is the landscape commission that I recently finished for my dear friends @jscott.lemen and @lindalemen. I tried to capture my favorite time of year for them, the light coming through the leaves on a perfect, crisp late October day.

Catskill’s II
Oil on canvas, 36”x30

Ladybird of the High Desert

Introducing Judy Ladybird of Austin Texas, my latest portrait. This elegant lady is the beloved friend of Maria Elena Grado, owner of @thelemonleaf, the most delicious bistro in the High Desert of Southern California. Oil on canvas, 12”x12”.
.

Davis and Ford

My latest portrait is of DAVIS AND FORD, the adorable sons of Aileen and @brentfontana and sister of CHARLIE. 20”x16”, oil on canvas.

Dot the Westhighland Terrier

This is DOT the Westhighland Terrier, painted for someone who loves color. She reminds me of a Westie my neighbor’s had growing up named AJAX who always had a dirty face from digging tunnels.