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A small Coastal town called Saint Marys, Georgia, United States
Hi, my name is Ronnie. I am an American Contemporary Folk Artist. I conjure up images, then paint them on canvas. This makes me happy. Nice to meet you.

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Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings. - George Tooker

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

High Cotton!!!

Another painting in steps! This time, a cotton sign. Grab yourself an 18"x24" gallery wrapped canvas. Paint it with a good coat of raw umber. Then, a coat of white. Let it dry well and then sand and scratch and generally abuse the canvas. Draw on your design and you're ready to paint.
Letters and a red stripe. I did one a while back for a Georgia lady. This one's for TEXAS!
Some shading and highlights...
Paint on that cotton field, a star and a big cotton plant! More distressing, add some white here and there...
Add burnt umber around edges for that good, old, dirty, rusty look...
AND YOU'RE DONE!
This painting is off to Texas to a cotton farming family. YOu gotta LOVE it!!!
This pic is fairly clear. Zoom in for a closer look if you need details.
Later gators,
: ) Ronnie

21 comments:

Renee said...

Ronnie, I never knew that cotton could look so beautiful. xooxo

JaxPop said...

That's sick!!! I mean that as a compliment. I always though cotton had little Fruit Of The Loom labels on each cotton ball. Uh... Is that just a myth?

What talent .... Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean, Jennifer Nettles & RONNIE. The great state of Georgia is crankin' out the superstars.....

Anne said...

Very nice! :-)

Ronnie said...

Awh, Thanks you guys. very very sweet. I think about you often, Renee. Talk about a superstar!

Dave, you is a superstar in you own state, baybuh!
(Don't be scared. I'm trying to talk like a real Georgian.)
How are the sales going on that GREAT book you wrote!?

Mercy said...

Hi, i just randomly stumbled across your blog from my own
your art is so inspiering, everything you have created that i can see makes me happy.

what are your influences? (ya know,, other than old posters hehe)

i want a studio like yours and just wanted to let you know im gonna be your online stalker from now on.... peculiar of stalkers to introduce themselves but i thought it would be polite.

you have an eye for a differnt kind of beauty.

Ronnie said...

Mercy Me! You are welcome to stalk to your hearts desire. Thanks for the sweet things. I dream stuff up when my husband is snoring and I can't sleep. Other artists too. Look at Cedric Smith on my link list. He inspired the dirty stuff I'm into.
He is absolutely brilliant. Started out as a barber and decided to paint.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Ronnie, I just LOVE your work. And it's so fun to see the stages of a painting! Very very cool!
Becky

PJ's talking2.... said...

Love cotton fields. Love this painting. And am so happy it's coming to Texas! ~PJ

Sandy Mastroni said...

You do your own lettering ? I wish I knew how to do that !
It looks just GREAT
They are going to love it !

B said...

You've heard me say it again and again, but you are amazing girl. And not just your artwork.

Buskitten said...

You are just amazing, Ronnie - and I love how you've described it as if it's a recipie!! You've got me thinking even I could do one!! (No, I couldn't - zoiks, all that paint - SCARY!!)
Beautiful painting, as always chick xx

Lisa said...

fabualous- thanks for sharing the process and not just the finished artwork- excellent xx

The Creative JAR said...

wonderful piece. I love it! who knew you could make cotton look so fabulous

aliceinparis said...

Bold and beautiful, just like you!!!! They are going to love it:)
Cheers, Shelagh

f2images said...

It's really cool to see the different steps that go into it! I've really wanted to pursue painting. Not enough hours in the day! ;)

Sue said...

what a great piece of art...you are very talented....

Billy and Button said...

Looks like you have your MOJO back! Another awesome piece Ronnie :D

Susan said...

This is wonderful. I know they will love it. The lettering reminds me of the signs my father painted when I was a child. He has been gone so long that I had completely forgotten that he did this. I think it is so cool that you show us the sequence in which you do things. Such a talent, you are. Take care, Susan

Leslie said...

Hey Ronnie...I haven't been over in a while...been so busy with new puppies!

Love the sign. Very nice and you make it look so easy to make.

The sculpie stuff is real nice too...so colorful.

xoxo,
Leslie

Trine said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! So fun looking at yours, and your art is amazing!!!!
~Trine

studio lolo said...

Woooooow, your signs are terrific!! I like seeing your process too. Awesome!

I have clients that are retired cotton farmers. They were also big melon growers too. That's a hard life.