A virtual reality capture of an avatar dressed as a mermaid finding a digital painting named 'de Milo'

Under the Sea: A Virtual Art Show and Blog Party

A Virtual Reality Image of an avata in shadow named 'de Milo'
de Milo

In June, Teagan Geneviene invited me to do a virtual art show on her blog.

This was after I told her I’d met an art dealer who advised me to organize
an online portfolio.

I’m clueless about such things.

Teagan and I figured a virtual art show would give me a way to practice building a portfolio.

When she mentioned having the art show on an imaginary submarine I staged a shot in VR to use as an invite and wound up making a storyboard of Cornelis Drebbel’s undersea search for the lost paintings of Rob Goldstein.

A Virtual Reality capture of an avatar dressed in the character of Cornelis Drebbel poseing with a dgital painting named Lavender
Cornelis Drebbel poses with ‘Lavender’

I turned the storyboard into a video based on silent era news shorts.

A digital Painting in lavender based on a photograph of leaves on a tree

The Drebbel video is a bit OTT, you’ll see what I mean when you watch it.

I’m honored Teagan chose to highlight my work on Teagn’s Books and
delighted that she let me play with Cornelis Drebbel.

A Virtual Reality image depicting an avatar as Cornelis Drebbel posing with a photograph called '9th and Harrison'
Well done, Cornelis Drebbel!

I hope I did him justice.

The party at Teagan’s Books and it’s ongoing.

Bring a link to the party and feel free to leave a comment!

Under the Sea, a Virtual Art Gallery Showcasing the work of Rob Goldstein

A virtual reality image depicting a mermaid and Cornelis Drebbel posing underwater with an abstract digital painting by Rob Goldstein
Cornelis, the Mermaid and A Surrealistic Pillow

Cornelis Drebbel based on a character by Teagan Riordain Geneviene
Excerpt of Theme from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) by Paul Sawtell
Illustrations, Video and Digital Paintings (c) Rob Goldstein 2018


52 thoughts on “Under the Sea: A Virtual Art Show and Blog Party

  1. That was fun, Rob. Great images and I the video is awesome. Good luck pulling together your portfolio. That was great advice. I was over at Teagan’s wondering how she’s going to fit us all aboard the drebbel. You two have great imaginations! 🙂

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  2. These images and the video are wonderful, Rob. When you first mentioned “under the sea” I was hoping it meant Cornelis Drebbel’s submarine would be involved. You did him proud.

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  3. I was already gone on this post and Teagan’s post as I’m a diehard fan of your artwork, Rob, and who doesn’t love a party? But when I heard the opening notes to Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea there was no turning back. I’m also a diehard fan of that silly 60s show. I have a passion for creatures 🙂
    Congrats and happy partying!

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    1. Oh and you develop the most wonderful creatures, Mae. Rob really put his heart into this. It was a delight to see where his imagination took my Cornelis character. Thanks so much for being part of this art show. Hugs!

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  4. What a great show, Rob. And I love that used the theme to the ’60s TV show ‘Voyage From Under The Sea.’ I remember watching that show and how occasional, the giant sea monsters had me hiding behind the sofa. It’s probably the reason why I never learned to swim. 😀

    Thanks so much for inviting us to leave a link to a post. Here’s one from me. My latest post, which has got a lot of people talking.


    See you at the party over the weekend.

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    1. It’s a terrific post, Hugh. Thanks for visiting Rob’s companion party to Under the Sea. Hey… your Corgis are at my place. They’re so adorable, but they might be offered more treats than you’d like them to have. 😉 Hugs.

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      1. Hi Teagan, I’ve just been by to visit the party. Forgive me, I somehow thought it didn’t start until today. Trust me to get the date mixed up.
        I’m just about to share the details over on my blog.
        Hope the Corgis have behaved? I’m off to get more champagne from those sailors. 😀

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      2. Hi Hugh. The Corgis have been the highlight of the party. 😀 The art show is going all weekend — so you’re not late. Many thanks for all your support. Your intro knocked my socks off. Hugs!

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  5. Dear Rob, you certainly did Cornelis justice. The video is wonderful. You’ve made the perfect companion post to the art show! I love it — all of it. I can’t praise it enough.
    I’ll be slow with keeping up on comments at the art show because I have to go to Mordor today. I hope it is a gentle day for you. Hugs.

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