Beginning a new batch of portraits

Started a new batch of portraits last week. Still working my way through my grandpa's 1949 Billings Senior High book.


I start with a goal of getting rid of the white paper. It’s a little counterintuitive but I tend to preserve too much white, knowing that once its covered its lost. So I start with the opposite which let’s me be a little more bold with the following layers.


Places I Remember: Hide From Daylight

Places I Remember is a series of abstract landscapes inspired by my memories of buildings I lived in or spent a significant time in. Each painting is accompanied by a short poem. In this series, I’ve incorporated hand drawn patterns and impasto techniques using casein paint with layer upon layer of watercolor and gouache paints for a unique texture in the finished piece.

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Hi. My name is Ronee.

My name is Ronee. I make art.

I find inspiration in antique photos and family stories. In nostalgic daydreams and mythic adventures.  In love notes and lost letters. I like delta blues, dusty books, and dogs.  

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