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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

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bliss Bikes in Progress

Boy it was tough getting this done. A whole lot of life getting in between me and it!
If you remember my last post you'll see my original design. I made a teeny tiny sketch and then enlarged it on my scanner, added the lettering, and then transferred it to the canvas (18x24).
I slathered a good cover of Raw Umber allllll over it. Edges too.
Design has been transferred and all I've done here is fill in the spaces with flat color.
Filled in everything and added some detail on the blue lady and added a bit of lighter brown to the corner to experiment a bit.
Threw some clouds on the lady, a few bike spoke spin lines, and added more of the lighter gold/brown here and there and some star thingies.
A closer look. If you click on the pic, it'll put your eye out it's so big! And I've painted out the star thingies cause I didn't like 'em.
FINE! as they say at the end of a French movie, which has nothing at all to do with this painting, but it's my blog and I just felt like saying it. This picture is yellow and fuzzy, cause my light was crappy, but I'll take another all Bright and Clear tomorrow.
This painting is in my Etsy shop, but if it just hangs out there it's headed to Naked Art USA in Birmingham, Alabama the first week in August.
Love and all good stuff,
Ronnie - in a small town in Georgia
PS If you're a newbie, scroll down a couple of inches and you'll see my design before it jumped on the canvas.


Robin Maria Pedrero said...

love that feeling on a bike, and you captured it!

Kay said...

Love "Bliss Bikes", Ronnie! The blue lady is barely hanging on, yet she looks so content. A good preacher could get a sermon out of that.

Susan said...

You do such lovely work. Well worth the effort. Take a breather, you deserve it. Susan

Peachy Cheek said...

Hi there Ronnie! I hope all has been well!!!!

Another amazing piece!!

Take care!!!


JaxPop said...

I tried to give you a standing "O" & broke my kneecaps on the desk. Now I know why Siskel & Ebert went with "thumbs up"

A new interpretation of "The Biker Chic In Art" series. Awesome work (& I got to see it n' comment before Becky Ramsey). Hah!

Anne said...

Hi, Ronnie! I think this turned out grand! Love the pale blue with the dark umber. And I love that you repeated the red from the Tempus Fugit as a stripe on the Bliss Bikes text. Marvelous! :-)


This is soooooo dreamy! I really love this painting :)

miz katie said...

I really like this piece. I'm so glad we found each other on fb.

Mercy said...

heeheee this is so cool.
do you say the stuff you do is 'folk art'? what the deffinition of that catagory?

Anonymous said...

Ronnie!! I still don't have a blogspot account, but just wanted to say you are amazing! The new piece is wonderful :)

-Courtney at the gallery

Linda Crispell said...

That is a truly wonderful painting!

Ronnie said...

Thanks everybody for the encouragement and kind words. It KeePs ME GOING! My dear older sister Andi is buying this painting. She is a bike nut and rides all over downtown Atlanta and up a mountain in N.C. where she has a cabin. She is STRONG, but actually sort of tiny.