Though I am the only one in my family who made a career in art, I do in fact come from a family of artists. René, an older brother, today works steadily as an artist, painting fine still lifes and landscapes. He also plays in local and regional billiards tournaments, and has painted a number of pieces depicting that very mathematical passion. Today, I'm turning the blog over to René, who will be telling the stories behind his own paintings:
|Old School High Roll | © René B. Ruffner 2011|
from the cylindrical Brunswick chalk to the old "Clay" balls, to the Gold Certificate.
|Two Rails for the Two | © René B. Ruffner 2011|
|A Dame Takes the Cheese While Jaybird Watches | © René B. Ruffner 2011|
|Action at the Blue Fox | © René B. Ruffner 2011|
|Champions at Midnight | © René B. Ruffner 2011|
|Willie Morton, 1999 APA National Amateur Champion | © R. B. Ruffner 2011|
|Cicero Murphy | © René B. Ruffner 2011|
This is Mark again. I'll end this guest posting by showing a view of René's Virginia studio. A landscape is in progress, and Cicero Murphy perpetually looks over the artist's shoulder.