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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.

Inspiration from Brilliant Minds

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

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Weekend Art Creation and an Arts Clayton Gallery Visit

Arts Clayton Gallery made a Call For Art! This is Courtney. She's busy hanging art for the upcoming show - Champion Spirit!
I couldn't resist contributing, so I stayed home to create a picture before heading off to Saint Marys.
I grabbed a 24" x 24" gallery wrapped canvas .
Then, spent a few hours planning my design, choosing colors and creating letters/text, putting it all on a big piece of vellum to use as my pattern.
People ask why I make a pattern. Answer: I can recreate the painting so much easier next time.
Two strips of blue tape keep sharp edges between color blocks of burnt umber and yellow.Then randomly brushed on some white and a creamy khaki color. Burnt umber is nearly gone!
A wash of white on the top portion and burnt umber on the lower half. Also glued a small rectangle of fiberboard to the white part for depth. Then, randomly added burnt umber and red blobs. Some scratching with an exacto to give it that old abused look.
Ripped off the tape and added the black! Scraped on some red and white with the palette knife.
Letters are painted on! Also cut a star from heavy watercolor paper, painted and glued it on....
A bit more final fiddling, adding some aging and shading here and there and it's DONE! I had a great time doing this one!
Once the paint dried I threw it in the back of the car and sped off to the gallery.
Karen (here) and Courtney are preparing for the new show opening next week. A lot of new art waiting to be displayed....
A printmaking class next week. I hope I'll be back in time.
Brick walls make art look so much fancier!
Does this couple look familiar?
I could look at this one for hours. Click the pic for amazing details!
Handcarved angels with tin wings by Richard...
Courtney still hanging pictures!
Have a great week, folks.
Spring cleaning awaits!
Ronnie