PESCADO Y AMOR
STUDIO FEATURING THE ARTWORK OF
MISSY TRIPP RONQUILLO
ARTWORK WITH TROPICAL, BEACHY, SURF VIBES
A "Swell" Little Collection
"Go surf, get tubed, and enter into the eternal emptiness of the now."
Living in the Moment
Living in the Now
Living in the emptiness of Mother Ocean
Living with yourself
This is what my "Favorite Beaches" Collection is all about!
This small collection is just a ripple of what is yet to come. This collection started with a vision of painting all the beautiful beaches of North Carolina, where I live. Wrightsville Beach was the first painting I painted in the series. I wanted to capture a resemblance of my niece who is a Wrightsville Beach Surfer. When I moved onto the next Paintings, they became even more personal.. How I feel in the water.. what the ocean and playing in Mother Ocean means to me. I started adding myself into the paintings and they became more of my story... and my story is not just in North Carolina....I am a traveler, I want to paint the beaches world wide. I hope you are ready to ride this wave train with me, because I have more waves to ride and paint.
These paintings are painted with entirely handmade paints using natural pigments. I used Oil, Acrylic and watercolors that I made! I have made my own paints for years, but have not painted an entire painting with them since I was a freshman Undergrad at The Corcoran School Of Art... where I started my academic Career. This was In 1992. I remember thinking at the time... why would anyone do this!?
28 years later, I have found a peace and tranquility in mixing and finding my pigments. Some of you made bread during quarantine and I made paint.
Making my own paint makes me feel even more connected to my process.
Hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I have enjoyed painting them.