Friday, May 10, 2013

Long time no see...

Been meaning to stop by for many, many months...if not longer.  Time flies...

Just wanted thank my followers and to let you guys to know I'm still alive...not exactly kicking, but hanging in there and may be finally close to figuring out why I've been so sick for so long.  Right now I'm primarily using my 'energy' to fight this mitochondrial disease I've been dealing with for years...but promise to stop by more often in the future.

I have tried to work on new pieces from time to time, and thought I'd post this one as a thank you for checking out my work.  Hope you're all doing well!  

Friday, July 9, 2010

Jesse


Jesse ("Stare into my abs...") is a piece I did back in 2008...can't believe I've never posted him here (he was over on MySpace), but after dusting him off and polishing him up a bit, here he is for your viewing pleasure.

Speaking of Myspace, is it just me, or has it been a ghost town over there for the last 18 months or so? Then again, who am I to speak...it's been kind of a ghost town HERE too. :)

Anyway, thank you for stopping by, and thanks as always to my loyal fans and collectors. I am so very, very grateful for your long-term support.

Jesse can be yours, by clicking on the link in the upper right hand corner, where you can also view the other pieces up for auction this week.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Check out MAX...

...over on Rob Bartell Raw. You must be 18 years of age or older...okay?

Click on the link to Raw in the upper right hand corner.

Thanks guys!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ryan Comes Out...


...of the Bartell closet!

Can't believe I've never posted this piece on the blog before, and haven't listed him for awhile, but Ryan's up for auction today. It ends soon, but if you miss it, or any auction, let me know and I'd be happy to relist any piece -- of course as long as they're still available. Just let me know...

I hope everyone is having a great start to their summer. Twas a beautiful day today in the Emerald City...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New First Edition: Rodrigo


The First Edition Print of 'Rodrigo' is currently up for auction, along with several other prints. You can get some great deals this time of year...which always tends to be a little quieter for some reason. ???

And as always, would love to hear your comments...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Derek, "New & Improved"...


This is a piece I did way back in 2006 in kind of a watercolor style, but just recently dragged out of the closet dusted off and polished up a bit. I'm not sure exactly what it was, but there was always something that just didn't seem right about it before...so I went back and added some shadows, highlights and reflected light, and also worked on the hair a face a little bit more.

If you like what you see, and you like 'em big, Derek's your man. He's up for auction right now, along with Justin, Franco, Jayden, Dante, Zack and Leo.

Check them out HERE
and get a great deal while it's relatively quiet -- as it can be this time of year. But you never know... :)

Thanks guys -- hope everyone's enjoying the first week of Spring!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

New First Edition: Johnny...


No, I'm not dead. :)

Been dealing with eye problems, and more recently dental issues, but am still working when I can and will get through this okay...just can't believe it's been six weeks since I last posted. Time flies so fast lately.

I also just realized I haven't posted anything on the "Raw" blog at all this year. I've been working on a couple of pieces for "Raw" that should be ready soon, so please check it out in the next couple of weeks or so...hopefully sooner. Perhaps I can post a preview in the next few days...

In the meantime, here's my newest piece, "Johnny", with his newest piece, not so carefully hidden. You can check out the First Edition, along with other work, by clicking here!


Thanks for stoppin' by.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

From the Vault: ALEXANDRO...


The other day I was trying to figure out what to put up for auction, and came across poor lil' Alexandro, a piece I did waaaaay back in 2006, yet hadn't listed in over 2 years, and had yet to post here.

So...here he is, dusted off and polished up a little, and up for auction here along with other works you can check out.

I have some other pieces that I've yet to post on the blog, so will be reviewing them and posting more in the future. There are some however -- some of my very early work -- that is just too embarrassing crude -- so it may never see the light of day again.

But ya never know...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Man for the New Year...


"Brandon 3" is the First New Limited Edition Print of the New Year (can't believe it's 2010 already!), and this is your chance to own the #1 First Edition Print!

The auction ends Tuesday, January 5th -- you can check "Brandon 3" and his friends out by clicking HERE!


You can also click on the image for a larger view.

Thanks again to all for your amazing support -- My Very Best Wishes to All for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous...2010!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Happy Holidays...


I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for your interest in my work and your amazing support during this past year. It's been a rough one for many of us, to put it mildly, but it could always be worse. We're still here, and I am so very grateful for your friendship and continuing support.

Here's wishing you ALL the Very Best for the Holiday Season, and a Better New Year in 2010!

Sincerely,

Rob


p.s. I may be posting a new piece before the end of the year, but might hold off until after the holiday madness. In the meantime, please check out the latest Limited Edition Prints up for auction by clicking HERE!

Also, if you ever have any questions, you can contact me by clicking on my picture in the upper right hand corner of the blog.

Friday, November 13, 2009

NEW for November: Jeremy


Jeremy's here to keep you warm.

This New Limited Edition Print is the first in a series of three. There will also be an ‘adult’ version (this is the PG-13...or PG-17?) coming either the end of this month, or early December, plus another piece I’m working on featuring Jeremy and his identical twin, who has yet to be given a name. Will have to come up with that soon, before the neighbors find out!

In the meantime, the First Edition Collector’s Print of "Jeremy" is available now.

Check him out HERE
...along with the rest of the men up for auction. Take advantage of the relative quiet at the moment, so can grab one of your favorites at a rock bottom price!*


*'Poolboy' recently sold for an all-time record price. More details over the weekend...

Friday, October 23, 2009

Matthew...


In many places of the world the days are getting longer, and summer is just a couple of months away. Unfortunately, that's not the case here in the Emerald City, as the days are getting shorter (and wetter!).

All the more reason to celebrate the sunny days of summer, to hold onto the memories that will help get us through the coming winter months.

Matthew is something else you might want to hold onto. (That was even more awkward than my segue last month, but I'm stickin' with it for now!) A good friend commented on how he liked how I had carried forward the motif of the green foliage into the design of the tattoo. I can see that now, but I must admit it was a complete accident. Still, it's always fascinating to hear how others interpret a piece of art.

I hope you like the piece you're looking at. Or pieces. As of Friday, October 23, it's not too late -- you can check out Matthew and his friends, and place a bid on the First Edition Print by clicking here!