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My Paintings

Since this blog is primarily directed at artists, with information on how I use gouache and other miscellaneous art ramblings, I’ve gathered my work into ‘galleries’ on my Showcase Blog.  After you’ve perused the posts and pages on this blog, please visit the showcase here.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. Robyn France permalink
    June 9, 2010 8:54 am

    Hi Ralph–this site is just wonderful–I am just starting with gouache and this has been more help than u can imagine. Big thanks!!

  2. amy permalink
    October 27, 2010 9:19 pm

    I really admire your positive way of looking at the venues. You are a great artist. Have you found a good place to sell your art?

    • November 2, 2010 9:48 pm

      Hi Amy… I continue to sell at art fairs and festivals for the time being. Thanks for visiting.

  3. March 19, 2011 10:13 pm

    Hello Mr. Parker
    I love your sketch of the Conestoga wagon and would like to copy it into our quarterly historical newsletter as an illustration of same. We circulate about 300 copies, all free, to our membership and visitors to the museum. We are a not for profit group and would like your permission to do so. We would give you credit immediately under your sketch.
    Thank you,

  4. November 28, 2011 8:03 am

    You are very talented.I have enjoyed reading about your use of Gouche. I think the artwork is quite impressive. How often do you paint?Do you set a work schedule for yourself. You have large amount of work. I am just getting back into painting after years and would love to see what I could do if I took it seriously.

    • November 28, 2011 7:37 pm

      Heather, thank you very much! For the past few years, I have tried to paint every day, even if only for an hour or two. I tried setting a schedule, but never quite got good at it. We are going through a major transition, so it’s hard to say how the painting schedule will go for a while. You can read about all that at

  5. Eugenia permalink
    January 25, 2012 12:23 pm

    Thank you Ralph for sharing your experiences and inspiration. I will join Heather to say thank you for gouche painting step-by-step’s.

  6. Cynthia permalink
    November 10, 2013 9:09 pm

    I love your barn paintings and would love to see them in that possible in Georgia?I am very interested!

  7. July 11, 2014 4:19 pm

    Hi , Good to see your work. I had a misconception about gouache. It had been used by artists to portray the melancholy side because of its tendency to easily get the muted darker tones. But, then I saw your work. What a vibrant refreshing change and a whole new outlook. The sun splashed auras that you capture in landscape pulls the viewer into the setting. Thanks , Viewer from Louisiana

    • July 12, 2014 8:45 am

      Viewer from Louisiana, thank you for those nice comments. Every time I start thinking my work is too bright and colorful, I’ll think of your observation!

  8. October 15, 2014 11:39 pm

    I “found” you by Googling gauche. It’s the latest medium I’d like to try & you helped me a LOT by describing your techniques. You have a great way with words, too, I might say. Thanks!

  9. Jeannie permalink
    April 15, 2016 8:22 am

    Is the Ohio Farm Scene Hills and Hollers oil or acrylic?

    • April 15, 2016 4:28 pm

      Jeannie, I’m not sure what piece you’re talking about, but nothing I have showing is oil, and very little is acrylic.

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