Exultare (no. 3)

Oil

72x44.5

$12500



Inventory#: RDI020

Evening (no.7)

Oil

40x65

$10000



Inventory#: RDI021

Robe (no.13)

Oil

28x20

$2600



Inventory#: RDI022

Robe (no.2)

Oil

36x42

$5900



Inventory#: RDI023

Olives (no.4)

Oil

22x26 Inches

$2600



Inventory#: RDI-007

Evening (no.8)

Oil

40x64.75 Inches

$10000



Inventory#: RDI-016

Dawn

Oil

60x37 Inches

$8800



Inventory#: RDI-015

Sacrifice (no. 23)

Oil on board

22x32 inches

Sold

Apple

Oil on board

8x9 inches

$900



Inventory#: RDI-008

Pear

Oil on board

8x9 inches

$900



Inventory#: RDI-009

Olives (no. 2)

Oil on canvas

30x25 inches

Sold

Ron Richmond

Oscar Wilde wrote in The Picture of Dorian Gray, “All art is at once surface and symbol”.

The actual layer of paint on canvas or board is the surface, which fact can never be ignored. The mere marks, lines, brushstrokes that make up the surface are also symbols. They may, if only purely abstract and formal in presentation, still symbolize to the eye, mind, or heart ideas and meanings only realized by the subconscious yearnings for archetypes. Archetypes begin as personal and present themselves to the collective, the individual to the common.

If those marks begin to represent something recognizable, regardless of subject, they still symbolize the object, never actually becoming it. A paradox lies in the fact that no matter how exact an object is represented, it is still an illusionistic symbol of something else.

A good work should be surface and symbol, cognitive and spiritual, freedom and restraint.

These are the things I think about when I paint.

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