Michael Ranucci Blog

What’s new on the Easel

A work in progress.  This is taken from a photo reference I took a few years ago with a student.  I was fortunate the local theater was agreeable for us to use their stage and lighting.  We also had access to their wardrobe room.   I like the theatrical...

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Painting with confidence

Painting with confidence - it’s just paint I’ve had the great pleasure of tutoring many aspiring representational painters over the years, and one thing that is very common with new painters is a tentative attitude when it comes to applying paint – more...

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Brush Butler Launched

The days of the artists' brush washing jars are over - The Brush Butler is finally here!  It's been 1 1/2 years since the idea for the Brush Butler first took hold.  Now I'm happy to say the Brush Butler is available and I've begun shipping out...

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Brush Butler

I'm happy to have designed this new product but nothing happens in a vacuum!  I've been very fortunate to have found excellent help and advice to move this project forward.   Read on as I explain.   It's been quite a journey over the past year...

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Artists Open Studio Tour 2015

Second annual Open Artist Studio Tour is set for Saturday October 17.  Be sure to stop in for a visit!  This year, the tour features 16 artists who have also opened their studios -me included.  Take a drive, take in some foliage, and visit the...

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Movie – “Tim’s Vermeer”

If you are an artist, or one who appreciates art, you will likely find this movie interesting. It's available in DVD and Blue Ray and can be easily located with a search. The movie is made by Penn Jillette (from the famed Penn and Teller).  One...

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New Exhibit At Lyceum Gallery

Coming on September 19, I will be participating in a new exhibit at Lyceum Gallery, "Embracing Beauty and Mastery", where I will have ten new paintings on view.  Please come by for the opening on the 19th from 5-7.   For more information about...

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My Studio

My studio is located at my home inside an attached barn.  Our home is a mid 1800's farmhouse located in a country setting about 6 miles from downtown Auburn. The studio has heat set at just over 50 degrees - when I'm there working I use a wood stove to get...

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Traveling with Art Supplies

Up to now traveling with a full compliment of art and painting supplies has been limited to car travel.  In a little over a week I'll be taking my painting supplies on a commercial airline for the first time.  How to pack these supplies to stay...

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