Michael Ranucci Blog

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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Recent Work – January 2014

Most recent work is a large scale still life (31"x38").  Often when composing a new set up, I go through several variations -moving objects around  before starting to paint.  This can take up to several days before settling on the actual setup....

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News – Winter 2013-14

This time of year is mostly studio time.  Don't get me wrong - winter in Maine is great.  If you've not ever experienced northern New England weather in winter - your missing out on a "character enhancing experience".  There's a saying in...

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Thoughts on Painting

Oil painting to me is the perfect medium for what I am explaining in my art.  The quality, or texture of paint and surface, color, light, shadow, and edges are all attributes which can be controlled to a certain extent within the pictorial...

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Oil Painting

Oil Painting to me is the perfect medium for what I am explaining in my art. The quality, or texture of paint and surface, color, light, shadow, and edges are all attributes which can be controlled to a certain extent within the pictorial...

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Michael Ranucci Journal Letters

Welcome! These pages are being developed to present personal art journal information, combined with oil painting & artistic insights and information as experienced and understood by Michael.  I've decided on the title "Journal Letters" as...

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