“The Runaways”

“The Runaways” 40×30 inches, acrylic and watercolor on panel SOLD

The genesis for these came from some watercolor and gouache sketches (experiments rather) that I’ve been playing with for the last couple of years.  See the drawing and in progress photos I took along the way… 

“The Runaways” graphite on paper, 17×14 inches

in progress photos:

Pictured above is a watercolor box from Kremer Pigmente. I’d like to try out their pan watercolors in the future. Brushes are Escoda Perla and Trekell golden taklon. Paints are various brands including Winsor and Newton, Holbein Irodori Antique, Rublev Natural Pigments and Daniel Smith. Support is Ampersand 2-inch cradled aquabord. Acrylics are Golden Fluid Matte and varnish are Krylon UV Clear Acrylic Coating and Gamblin GamVar.

“Lucy and Majorette”

“Lucy and Majorette” 12×9 inches, oil on panel SOLD

“[Ronquillo’s] figures borrow from Latin American magic realists like Fernando Botero, while her backgrounds recall the proto-landscapes of Leonardo and Giorgione. The uniform worn by the girl in “Lucy and Majorette” acquires an unsettling quality as much from resemblance to the pretentious, overly-ornamental uniforms worn by South American dictators as from the presence of this vulnerable, white outfit in a dark, looming forest. Yet most disturbing, because most disturbed, is the serious way this young woman holds in her arms not just a spotted pig, but a winged, spotted pig, cradled in her arms in a way that draws attention to the bright red ring she wears on her index finger.” – Geoff Wichert, 15 Bytes