Oil Paintings from Each Season
by Jarrod Ranney
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About the Book
When people see my work I’d like them to feel as if they’ve just been given a unique chance to view the busy everyday world, alone, for a moment. Daily life is easily overlooked even though there is a great deal of visual poetry associated with our surroundings. All of the paintings you see are originals and they are painted in one sitting, or “alla prima”, similar to how Paul Cezanne or Mary Cassatt painted. This style of painting forces me to work quickly and complete a painting while it is still wet. While each painting you see here represents hours of work there are countless numbers of unsuccessful attempts and years of experience behind each piece. Most art allows us to escape from our lives while dreaming that the grass is greener on the other side. The work I present here tries to explore the boundaries within our own fences.