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Six By Ron Jennings - A Very Talented, Undiscovered Artist

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I played golf on Mondays in Concord, California, with Ron Jennings for over a month before learning that he's an artist. Not a photographer, mind you (although, with time and the tides, photography seems to be making a comeback as fine art); but a painter. A poor but employed long-hair to whom God, or whoever is responsible for such things, gave a great gift.

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Because not only is Ron a painter, he's a water-colorist. And of course, every major painter since about the middle of the 19th century has tried his or her hand at water colors. Just to name one American and a flock of Europeans: see John Singer Sargent, Marc Chagall, Andre Derain, Jean Dufy, Maurice de Vlaminck, and Paul Delvaux. Most of them never mastered the technique.

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There follows a photograph of Ron at work, and then six of Ron's watercolors. Enjoy.


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Jennings attended Mesa Junior College, Southwestern Junior College, Grossmont Junior College, Santa Rosa Junior College (A.A. Degree), and San Diego State University where he received his B.A. in the double-major English and Fine Art.


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Jennings says: "Painting is my passion. I have worked in oil, acrylics, and watercolors but for the past fifteen years I've concentrated on watercolors. I find the medium challenging but rewarding; it requires patience, but that's not a problem with me - in fact, I relish taking my time. Stylistically, I'm pretty much a realist."


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