Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Method in My Madness

( Oh and I have a childrens book on Amazon. Robby The Roo See a few posts back.)

 Although I may seem like a mad disconbobulated artist, in my defence i do actually have a method to my madness. I start the week by freely painting between 8 to 10 underpaintings on vaious sizes and type of substrata. I then walk away from them to let them dry and think about what they would like to be when they grow up. The rest of the week (or two) is spent picking up one at a time and 'doing sometime' to it.When I get to a 'bogged down part' in one painting i go to another so i never pick on any one poor soul for too long. Some of these pieces may get to go onto Etsy or Cafe press and the rest go in the pile where they continue to think about what they might want to be when they grow up.
 Here is an underpainting for a landscape using three shapes and colors. Looks like it could turn out to be something realistic at this stage aye. What's the bettin' it doesn't!
 And another. Slapped on really quickly with no pre concieved ideas.The one below may be more realistic who knows.
The last one is finished after many layers. Sorry i didn't get to show the underpainting. You wouldn't have recognised it. The best part of this one is the title. Riding Through the Forest of Absolute Silliness. Cheers. R www.etsy.com/shop/vivalaroo

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Artist in her Studio

 This is where i spend a lot of time and sometimes wonder what the heck am i doing. Alas, somewhere during the fiddlin' and fussin' pieces of artwork evolve. How much control I have over the finished product is well ......unpredictable. I have learned to stand back and get out of its way a lot of the time. That is when i do my best work and avoid headaches. More about my process in the next entry. R

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Art Events,Presentation by Pam Brekas

(See Previous Post "Wonderful workshop with Pam Brekas")
Went to Pam's presentation yesterday evening at the Copeland Building in Garnerville. There were only five of us there and what a treat! Here is a woman who is not only dedicated to her own development and journey through the art world but finds the time in her busy schedule to put herself out for other artists. Through her i have learned there is a lot of opportunity out there even in our little corner of the world and its all up for grabs for savvy artists who may happen to believe in themselves and the value of art. I came home with an arm full of brochures and handouts and, once again after visiting with her, a renewed enthusiasm. Thanks Pam.
Repeat Photo from previous post. Click on image to enlarge.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Jack Sikorski, Cheyenne, 2000

The Man in the Glass

When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the world makes you king for a day,
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that man has to say.

In 2000 while  looking for a camper shell for my Ford F 150 I came across a man called Jack Sikorski.at a wreckers yard in Cheyenne. To cut a long story short, after showing me around and talking to me about anything but the camper shells he gave me (or did he send it to me I can't remember) a package with the folowing written o the front. Ronda Eden, there are no coincidences. Some quiet winter evening, Ronda will curl up by the fire to read the travels of a drifter. One who knew merit, more than he knew words or language. May your years be grand! Jack Sikorski. 11-3-2000.
It was his deepest thoughts manifested in words and i glanced through them thinking they were pretty good but my own life then was racing through turmoil. (What's new!) This morningI  read through the pages more carefully and being in a more settled space could appreciate the beauty of this humble man's soul felt words. I'm wondering if anyone knows what became of Jack.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Robby the Roo Now available in Paper Back

Go to Amazon and look for Robby the Roo by Ronda Eden.
Available on Kindle or as and actual book you can hold in your hands, hug and even slop your icecream over if you like that well used and enjoyed look. Ronnie