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.
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.
There follows a photograph of Ron at work, and then six of Ron's watercolors. Enjoy.
Ron Painting, Recently
Boats With Dock (2008)
US Flag Boat (Undated)
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.
Lillies Framed (2007)
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."
Lillies Unframed (2007)
Hoffman's Porch (Undated)