Bob Hardy

Bob Hardy

Jacksonville, United States


Collaborating Art

I have requested and received permission from several RedBubble photographic artists to use one of their photos as a model for a painting.

When I finish each painting I will post it to RedBubble, as a ‘collaboration,’ with attribution to the photographer, and a link to the “Model” photo.

I will let the photographer know when it has been posted, via BubbleMail. A high resolution image of the painting will also be available to the originating photographer via email if desired. He can then post it to RedBubble (and/or other similar sites), and sell prints etc keeping all the profit from such sales. This license will be limited to the originating photographer only.

When I sell the original or prints (or products) of my painting, I’ll keep all the profits from those sales. 8-)


RedBubble Trains

Holding the lantern in one hand I grab the handrail on the caboose with the other. Jogging alongside the train I step up onto the first step and glide easily onto the caboose’s rear platform. The train picks up speed and we are well on our way to the next scheduled stop.

Many years ago I worked on the train crew for the Penn-Central Railroad across northern Ohio.

Here I have put together some images of trains. The first is my photo of a hand carved locomotive. It was carved out of ebony wood and genuine ivory by Ernest Warther. This 1930 Baldwin Locomotive is on display at the Warther Museum in Dover, Ohio.

The others are the work of several RedBubble artists. Enjoy!
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My Favorite Painting

April Jarocka’s stone paintings reminded me of the painting I chose as “My Favorite Painting” when I was a kid wandering the galleries of the Toledo Museum of Art in the 1950’s. [Toledo, Ohio, USA]

From when I was eight til thirteen I took art classes at the museum on Saturdays each summer. After class I wandered the entire museum. I visited the mummy and artifacts in the Egypt Room, I sat on the seat of the ceramic tile stove/furnace in the Danish Room. I would stop to examine the detail of the Flemish masters

My favorite piece was in the Contemporary Art Gallery. I didn’t/don’t understand modern abstracts and at first was not impressed by this painting. It is a canvas about six foot by six foot with seemingly random shapes and colors.

I probably saw it for a couple years before I…

First Sale

The first sale of a piece of my art happened today May 1st 2011.
It is a Matted Print of Round Island Lighthouse

Thank you dear buyer. I hope you will enjoy the print for a very long time.
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The Beauty of Tasmania

I have not been to the Auzzie island state of Taz. Situated in the Tasmanian Sea south of the Australian mainland, it is a land of great sights.

I was introduced to this wonderful land through the photo art of RedBubble. Thank you RedBubblers.

Here are some of the Taz artists I have come across.

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