Ronnie MelvinPortraiture -Pastel and Oil Painting
In North Carolina as a child I had aspirations of becoming a portrait painter. I did portraits for money as a teenager and participated in local art festivals. I can recall the thrill of receiving money for a portrait (oil pastel) of someone other than the buyer.
I must mention the support and encouragement that I received from my older brother Garland, who also does portraits. I benefited from studying his art books (Famous Artist School) as well as seeking out instructional materials myself. I received a full scholarship to attend the Cooper Union, School of Art, in New York upon graduating high school, but I chose to embark on a path of science instead. As a...
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