Mirror reflection, Art part one



This artistic rendering is of a

pedestal with a carved art piece,

along with a mirror created with

interesting features, both by

my brother, Randall Oldrieve.

The mirror reflects a second piece

of art, a canvas of a chair looking

towards a window.


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  1. Each art piece is really beautiful. Do I see your brothers impressionistic painting hanging on the wall? I’ve always wondered how a sculptor does his/her work, whether it is with wood or stone. Great photography.

    • Thank you sincerely for this compliment. I appreciate how you encourage your little students to express themselves in mixed media forms. Randy went to OSU and received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, so they require glass, ceramics, wood, painting realistically and other creative projects, Jennie. So, it is with pride to display more recent works now that he has the space to take them.out of storage!
      Randy mainly uses wood but he has carved into many things, including metal. I don’t believe he has sculpted much stone but the post coming out in a few days has a stone man hoarding his gold nugget. It is quite a big piece, should be on Thursday since it appears like a door. Thank you! πŸ™‚

      • Wonderful, Robin! I look forward to Thursday. Art has such an impact on everyone, and exposure can leave a big imprint on people, especially children. You must be proud of Randy. His work is really good. My first OSU ‘event’ was going to a dance. I was a senior in high school, so this was a big deal!

    • Marissa, thanks for your warm words! πŸ™‚ I had several bigger pieces in my house that we just barely sold (it almost went into foreclosure while I taught school and worked 4 nights as a server at a restaurant) due to my ex-husband not working for 3 years. I am lucky to have two of Randy’s glass pieces and three paintings.

  2. Robin, I know you have artistic talents, so I am further impressed that you highlight your brother’s imaginative works. It comes across how proud of his skill you are. Thank you for sharing. – Mike

    • Mike, thank you for mentioning what most in my family feel are dinky art projects of mine. πŸ™‚ I actually like my brother’s art due to it filling a space, adding decorative value and as you mentioned his “imaginative works.”
      Truthfully, I like switching from Nature to grandchildren to art in any form. Randy just had his gallery open and I was able to get a preview with my Mom and grandson Micah over Memorial Day weekend. I think it was on Sunday before Father’s Day. You will see some major projects soon. . .
      Those who saw the farm mural got to see another direction he is capable of going using his talent.

    • Thanks, Dan! At first I thought he planned to antique it with “worm holes” but this resulted in a much more whimsical presentation. I am glad you liked the carvings.

    • Luanne, his using “found” items and making whimsical doodles and squiggles reminds me of the beautiful garden art you Dad created. Randy embraces more color in other pieces, as your father did. . . πŸ™‚ I can imagine the conversations between my Dad, Randy and your father!

    • Kelly, this was a nice compliment and so glad you found my brother’s art work to be interesting. I am randomly sprinkling some which he isn’t really one to focus on them. They are decorations for his home, is how he would express or dismiss these. πŸ™‚

    • Randy illustrated in our high school’s literary magazine but I wrote a few poems and stories. He is a thinker and could probably create quite an interesting story or journal. Thanks, Kelly, for asking about Randy’s writing!
      If I ever get into his portfolio one of my favorite pieces is how he painted upon a family’s dining room white silk wallpaper, a delicate scene with a tree, birds and butterflies. I would be so afraid to make a mistake and the paint to spread and not be replaceable!

      • Me too! That’s a lot of pressure! So nice that you are close to your brother. I’ve been trying to get my brother to start a humor blog (he is hilarious and should be a comedian) but he can’t find the time. Maybe someday! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Jonathan for your re-blogging my brothers artful arrangement! I appreciate how you come up with clever titles which does reflect the chair painting soon to be posted. πŸ™‚

    • Natalie, I will let him know you feel this way! πŸ™‚ He has created a few pieces with religious symbols. One had a similar display stand only it had stones inserted into a bluish gray cement base. The top looked like a rectangular basin (the form of a crΓ¨che), he placed a blown glass lily. A church bought it toplace under one of their stained glass windows. Can you see the wooden shape being like the Holy Spirit in an artistic way, lying on a flat raised bed? ❀

      • That’s so cool! Robin I love creativity of any kind and yes I can see the Holy Spirit in that piece! Do tell him that I think he is very talented. πŸ‘πŸ˜Šβ€οΈ

  3. I love the fluid, flowing lines of the sculptures–they make me think of water, the sea, perhaps driftwood resting on top of stone steps. I love your photograph with the reflection of more art.

    • I am very happy you saw so much in this. I admire the way this would fit into many styles of homes, useful, as well as being a piece of art. Thanks, Merril. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks so much, Diana. I appreciate having something new to talk about on my blog. Looking at art can be inspiring and creative thought flows at times. . . πŸ™‚

  4. Its a wonderful work by your brother!! Truly beautiful. Sometimes back I was going through some websites looking for interior items and and this is one of the best looking pieces I ever saw. Maybe he can put it up in some website, it would make someone’s room very pretty!! πŸ˜€

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