Ronda Waiksnis
Peachtree City, Georgia

Ronda Waiksnis captures movement through her unique creation process. Rarely using brushes, she applies heavy layers of paint with large putty knives and other tools, moving the oils around as she goes. She also keeps loud music on in the background. “It’s a fun and freeing way to work!” she says. When she’s not making art, Ronda walks her pups Bear and Luna, reads, enjoys wine with friends, and watches Game of Thrones. Fun Fact: Ronda sometimes works with her twin brother, a poet, on special projects. Either Ronda uses one of his poems as inspiration for a painting, or he writes a poem based on her artwork. They exhibited in a show together titled “Visual Poetry” and are contemplating creating a book someday.

Artist and Customer Comments

Ronda Waiksnis 11/1/2016 | 8:09 AM

Hi Mary, This is the only version of this painting. It's an original so it is the only one of it's kind. Thanks and please let me know if you have any other questions. Ronda

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M Robinson 10/31/2016 | 10:18 PM

are there two versions of this painting?

A Long Way

Oil painting on paper
Signed on front and back

26" h x 48" w 
1 lbs. 0 oz.


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I love a strong painting full of atmosphere and mood! This painting is on Arches paper, made specifically for oil paint. Arches is a high quality, extremely durable paper. This painting will require framing. It has been lightly varnished for durability. 

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!


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