Good Cheer! By RD Riccoboni a fun painting in brazen red and white of drag queens in full cheerleader regalia.
Good Cheer, This painting is about having fun and not taking it all so seriously. Living life to the fullest, whether a bystander or a participant, the parade of life is going on. Nothing like a bunch of guys in drag kicking up their heels, donning pom-poms, and big hair doo’s to celebrate gay pride. Kind of takes the edge off and brings fun back in to the word gay. I left the background blank and the uniforms bright red for those that cannot handle drag. The scene is sort of like a car bloody wreck, you don’t want to look, but you can’t help but stare. However, in this circumstance the mayhem is pure gaiety. Who was that lady in Red?
Develop an ‘attitude of gratitude.’ Say thank you to everyone you meet for everything they do for you – Brian Tracy
Riccoboni’s Impressionist art and Realism art includes american city, land, and community portraits.
Color is the first thing you notice about my work. What makes it ‘pop’ is the placement of color and texture. The primary colors in my palette are derived from the colors in the original rainbow flag which represent sexuality, healing, sun, nature, art, harmony and spirit. As a painter I am a visual storyteller. A message comes with the art – perhaps it is playful, calming, erotic, disturbing, political, or even sacred. I like to flirt with the issues and experiences we face in everyday life, the things we do and the places we go that define our lives. Whether positive, humorous, or thought provoking, my work portrays events people relate to while creating a sense of place for the viewer.
RD. Riccoboni RD. (Randy) Riccoboni is an innovative American-born painter (California, 1960), influenced by his early years living in the suburbs of New York City. A self-taught artist, he credits encouragement by family and teachers for his drive and inspiration.
Riccoboni’s paintings on canvas and paper depict his travels and local interest. Subjects include California landscape, cityscape, portraiture, street-scenes, public events, and everyday happenings and friends. His palette is derived from the bold colors of the original rainbow flag. Colors that represent, sexuality, healing, sunshine, nature, art, harmony, and spirit. Riccoboni’s internationally recognized work represents community, a sense of place in a positive and life affirming manner.