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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

Sunday, August 22, 2010

August speeds by!

Summer seems to move faster than other seasons, but I did manage to squeeze in the kitchen painting. Kitchen walls are now blue! Used to be greener. And that behemoth of a white hutch is now a nice gray taupe.
 Here's how it used to look. White with all that STUFF piled in it! Streamlining is my new middle name.

I'll be editing. You'll see the results of my stuffectomy in a forthcoming post. Anyway, I got this brilliant idea from a magazine to add an accent color to my new scheme. So, I painted the back of the hutch a nice brick red thinking it would look real sharp, but it looked plain awful! I painted over it with the gray and sanded it a bit to show just a little red. More of that later.

Whine time: Painting the interior of your house is a nightmare. It's as near to moving as you can get. Moving stuff from room to room as each room gets painted. Pictures come off the wall....

Books I haven't dusted in 15 years come off the shelves...

Now all the stuff has to find a place again. Blah.  Do I really want to hammer a bunch of holes in these freshly painted walls? A lot of it just needs to go. Too much stuff!
But I have a plan... Less stuff and less traditional! How's this for a start?

A Texas Javelina (boar's head) I gave to Joe for his birthday one year. Sandy Mastroni's Lucky Linda is a nice juxtaposition, don't you think. I have more results to show you, but I left my camera next door. I'll get it tomorrow and we'll visit again. How's that?!
Oh, I forgot, I do have one pic of the finished kitchen....

 Sandy Mastroni's mullet tossing mermaid now hangs from the light fixture. SHOOT! I'll never make it as a Home Decorating Blogger! This picture just doesn't cut it.
Maybe I better wait til tomorrow when I have my camera.
I'll have nice pics of the squared away new kitchen and some ART PHOTOS too (yes, this is an Art Blog) from my trip to Quebec, Canada. Here's a tiny tease.....

HAH! Not so tiny, huh?!
Later gators,


Sandy Mastroni said...

ha ha ha ha ah ............... ha ha ha

you're too much

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I LOVE Sandy's girl on the boar's head. PERFECT.
Your stuffectomy inspires me, friend.

Susan said...

Argh...painting drives me batty. I have been performing multiple stuffectomies myself. I love seeing Sandy's art flying and lounging around is such perfect places. Hang in there, I'm sure the light at the tunnel's end is coming soon.

Ronnie said...

I agree Becky. Sandy's art brightens my attitude. Thanks, Susan. I need the pep talk more than you know!
Hi, Sandy! Love ya!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Ronnie! I like the new paint job on the hutch! Very nice with the contrasting color in the back. Good luck finishing the painting! :-)

Terry said...

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I've now discovered you love Seagle's Bar so I hereby award you my Sunday Georgia Coast Blogging Prize. (It's never been awarded before but I'm going to get your check in the mail real soon now.) Anyway the wife and I had very fine one night stay in the Riverview, home is Seagle's. St. Mary's is one of the most worthy places in Georgia that most folks don't know about. Best wishes.