Artist Charles Ramer - Over the Line Watercolors
Capturing the attitude, emotion, and spirit....
As an artist, I endeavor to look beyond the object - beyond the ordinary - to the spirit and attitude within. I hope that you will agree that the watercolors on this site capture that inner energy.
Since my goal is to capture 'attitude,' most of my subjects are soulful people with a story to tell. Musicians in particular seem soulful. So do old folk.
Some of what you see may be confusing. I believe that the natural color of an object is secondary and the colors chosen for my paintings represent the intangible.
This art is not for everyone... and I don't expect everyone to like my work. I hate seascapes and landscapes. I can't do cottages by a stream shrouded with towering pines so don't expect that variety. There's not a lot of attitude in a sunset, but there's plenty on the following pages.
I do expect everyone to have a strong opinion of my art. Art should not just entertain. Art should evoke emotion.
Enjoy the trip.
A Word about Pricing...
Most of the pieces are in the one to two hundred price range unframed. A standard matting and gallery style frame adds fifty bucks. Email for details. I want to see pieces find a good home so prices are flexible.
A word about Portraits...
I like to do portraits of interesting and spirited people. Old folks are easiest because their faces are like a history book. Kids are hardest because they have less life experience to capture.
Consider me for an unconventional portrait - at a fairly reasonable price -from one to three hundred - based on the size and subject (not the size of the subject- that doesn't matter). If it's an interesting individual - I may do it for nothing. No sittings necessary. Email me or mail me the photos... and Ill have a 12 x 16 matted watercolor of the spirit, the energy, and the essence of the individual. Although it helps to meet the person, your description is sometimes all I need. Portraits take three to four weeks although I can make them more quickly if necessary.
141 S. Prospect St.
Medina, OH 44256