Nice swan! Bada boom
Electric energy - or as it’s more commonly known these days - electricity.
“I start by finding an image or photograph that captures the fluid motions of surfing, snowboarding, skate boarding, Skiing and other images. I translate these images to canvas to recreate the “motion” with detail and embellishment.”
Why the inverted columns on the word motion? Is he suggesting that there is no actual motion before he gets involved? Is he suggesting that snowboarders are involved in some sort of mass conspiracy where we all stand around, like gaudily clad mimes on mountains, pretending to the rest of the word that we are actually hurtling down them?
“I take time sometimes days to study the image to determine how best to display it on canvas. I next decide the types of colors and cropping so that I capture the image that I want. Once I determine how I want to display the image, I transfer that image to the canvas. Most of the images I paint take a number of weeks to complete because the composition changes while I'm in the creating process of painting.”
Yup. That pretty much how painting works
“I find a sense of accomplishment in creating and capturing an image on canvas together with a satisfaction in the creative process. I guess the toughest part for me is the completion of the process; in other words, determine exactly when I am done. I am finished when it captures the image, the moment and the motion that I'm looking for.”
Lets have a brief look at some more art before we continue...
This is the instantly recognisable Ross Williams. You could tell it was him without the title of course.
Ron’s talking about himself in the third person perspective again:
“Ron has been working on the approval of this mural project for over four years. There were several times when it seemed that the appropriate approval authorities weren’t going to allow him to complete the mural. After multiple road blocks, Ron’s tenacity and not being one to take “No it can’t be done…give it up…let it go” the final pieces fell into place. Ron was so committed to the project that he funded a major portion of the materials cost and did all the painting solo.”
“San Diego California, surf artist Ron Merino was chosen to help decorate a house for a lovely family in need of a home makeover on the ABC Show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The show will air in mid-September and will make you cry. It's seriously the best show ever.”
9/11 - is it still too early to make jokes?
Some more white. Snowboarder not coloured in yet.
Ron clearly made a huge investment in yellow and orange paint for the wall mural and is now struggling to find ways to use it up.
But this one is my favourite of the processes. It is called Boarding Kilauea and it is a natrual progression after Snowboarder 1 and Snowboarder 2...