Artist

Ronda Waiksnis
Peachtree City, Georgia

Ronda Waiksnis captures abstracted, atmospheric movement through her direct application painting process. Rarely using brushes, she applies heavy layers of paint with large palette knives and other tools, shifting the oil paint instinctively. Ronda is inspired by her natural surroundings and strives to capture the mood of any given day. The artist uses muted earth tones and receding horizon lines to demonstrate depth, conveying the transient sky or evanescent reflections in water with expressive feeling. Ronda aims to make art that is emotive and visceral, organic and unrefined. She is passionate about the endless possibilities for innovation that being an artist offers.

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

commentsTowards Shakerag Valley
M Robinson 10/31/2016 | 10:18 PM

are there two versions of this painting?

Sky Faces Gravity
by RONDA WAIKSNIS


Oil painting on paper
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2015

25.5" h x 48.5" w 
1 lbs. 0 oz.

$900

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