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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

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

F-O-R-D Found On Road Dead

I'm painting again. This time the gallery gave me a theme. 
How nice.
The 1920's.  
Okay! I'll paint a 1929 Ford. 
I had fun with Ben's car!  : D

Things were going well.  
Then for some hair brained reason I thought "it needs more"
So, I added wings.

Okay. Now it has become a BEE CAR! 
We have a theme going. Let's throw some honeycomb on the radiator! 
Great! Now what?  Fill the cockpit with bees? One bee? Why? 
I've lost it.  
When will I ever learn that I can't wing it (ha).
If I don't plan things out in detail, on paper, I run into a truck (car) load of frustration.
It goes something like this....
I'm working happily...(add some whistling)
go-o-o-oing with the flo-o-o-ho-ho-ho...
la la la...
then BLAM, it all starts looking like crapula.   Maybe I'm not as right brained as I'd like to be.
Now I have a Bee Car with wings with an empty cockpit. Shall I add Felix the Cat as the driver (1920's)?  Betty Boop?   Poop.
I decide to get all symbolic on myself trying to make sense from what I've created.
So I add a four leafed clover.  Why? For good luck of course! Because I'm going to need it if I'm ever going to finish this project. 

How about Lucky Lindy, 1927, first solo trans Atlantic flight by Charles Lindbergh.  THIS makes no sense whatsoever!!
Should I paint over the dang clover?
Where's Felix when you need him?
Yours truly,
Ronnie
aka The Whiner