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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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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

Friday, February 19, 2010

One More Family Face

Way back in history, about a year ago, I did a series of paintings that featured family faces.
This is the latest, perhaps last, of the Family Faces Series. This one's for Ben.
And that's Ben's face in the driver's seat!
He loves rhinos! He also loves Formula 1 auto racing. His favorite driver, Michael Schumacher, will be driving a Mercedes this race season, hence Ben is in a Mercedes with a rhino!
Ben also loves ice hockey! When I present this to Ben, I'll ask if he'd like a hockey stick sticking out of the backseat. I have a feeling I may be painting a bit more on Sunday. ; )

Every once in a blue moon I will become so entranced by another artist's style that I can't stand it until I give that style a try. Ben's painting is the result of discovering Ed van der Hoek, an artist from the Netherlands.
I fell head over heels for Ed's whimsical happy art.
Find out why! Enjoy Ed's art here >>>>

To view my initial sketch and beginnings of Ben's painting see my previous post...

Have a super duper weekend, bloggers!


Together We Save said...

Oh this is so cute!! What a great idea!!

JaxPop said...

Glad you thought to point out Ben in the driver's seat. I mean, I guess kids wih Rhino faces could be... okay looking.

Susan said...

Another great piece. Glad you are back in the groove. Take care and have a great weekend.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

It's so great! Love it!
And thanks for the link to the website. Very cool work.

Joshua said...

I love that pic. thank you for following me Ronnie. I hope you can enjoy my music. I know that hip hop music gets a bad rap sometimes and the lyrics can be explicit but I am a different artist. I don't have explicit lyrics. My music embodies emotion. Hopefully you can download my catalog and listen to it. How crazy would it be, you working on your paintings and your family is looking at you crazy like what in the world are you listening to!!!. LOL. That's wat my friends and family does when I share new things like your paintings to them. Culture Shock!!! But I am all for that. Take care and thank you.

Ronnie said...

Thanks, you all!
Welcome, Joshua.

wyanne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. We really do need to just paint and keep sending each other lots of positive thoughts. Happy creating. I love your new painting!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Your painting is amazing...I mean...really amazing...loved that you included things that Ben likes...something I'm sure he'll always treasure.

Together We Save said...

Just stopping by to feed the fish LOL. Hope you have a great day.