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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

Monday, April 12, 2010

St. Marys and Baddog Creation

I'm heading for St. Marys this week.  It's time to make Spring repairs to the little yellow house.
I made a repair to the front porch two Springs ago. With all the tromping feet along with the damp sticky coastal climate, wood has a tough life here.  I wish I had a photo of the finished repair. I did a GREAT JOB! Used power tools! The repair still looks good, (zoom top pic for the amazing results) but now everything's rotting away around it! It's getting down right dangerous around the edges. 
So, the carpenter will meet me there on Tuesday to replace the whole porch floor along with new heftier posts and railings. I'll take pictures as we go. You'll see the results of the hard work when I return home. 
Other news...
Last week I painted another Good Baddog.  If you're interested, I started with a base coat of light khaki, then threw on some raw umber for texture. I drew on the pattern and started with red. I love red.
Hunk a burnin' Elvis. 
Mona Lisa hair.
Mangy, but getting there.
Almost...
Done! This Good Baddog now lives with a very nice crazy lady in New York. Thank you, Martha!
Have a great week, y'all! See you when I return.
Love, 
Ronnie

8 comments:

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

If it's not too rude... mom put us up to asking if she could have your little yellow house and the painting too if it's not too much trouble. Is everything on your blog cute approved before you put it up? Sheesh.

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Rebecca Ramsey said...

How I love you and your art!
And your house!
And your excitement over power tools!
I'm sending you a great big hug.

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Ronnie! Love the Bad Dog art! Good luck with the repairs! :-)

Donna said...

Love that painting!

~Donna

The Vintage Sister said...

that is the sweetest little yellow house EVER!! i want to come and hang out on that porch...can i?

the painting is awesome!!

pjhornberger.com said...

real power tools?.... plugged in? You be W O M A N! :) I love that house. If Stella, Gunther, and Betty don't get it, can I just visit it?

Lydia said...

So cool to see the transformation. At first looks like a gal with black hair. Wonderful!

Susan said...

Hey there, I just realized that I missed this post. Sorry. I love that you are brave and use power tools. I can use a Dremel and a fiery torch to make beads, but no power tools. You rock, Gal. Take care and keep us posted on things.