© 2017 by Ralph Songy



"My inspiration comes from  Beauty and  the 

Desire texpress that

beauty realistically."

The focus of everything whole,is made

up of many tiny abstract parts. Many small
abstract pieces on the small scale combine
to produce one sharp focused realistic
single piece, as a whole.














, "His version of Old Master's Painting 

Based on Vermeer's

  "Girl with a Pearl  Earring"

   Exhibited  @“Masters’ Copycat Juried

 Hammond Arts Council,  2016

Ralph's self taught  style of realism first starts with

isolating small scale grids and analyzing the

smallest details of their abstract parts.


Each square grid of information is unique in

it's color  transition, tonal values, hues  and form.

To create a sharp clear image as a realistic

painting, Ralph zooms- in to those small

grids to interpret the information, then strives

to accurately and clearly represent each small

section onto canvas , with tiny thin brush strokes.

The more accurate the analysis and transference,

the sharper and more realistic is the finished product.


Through the process, those detailed parts combine

to become the large scale completed painting

on canvas.

In this way  Ralph pulls beauty from the abstract

detail and brings into clear sharp focus as a

complete  realistic painting on canvas.

Various grid sizes and brush strokes are often

employed  as  a different approach while 

painting painting the Figure /Portraits or



The differences in style in those painting might be

obvious to the viewer of those paintings.

Ralph Songy
Self taught Realist Artist
Painting in the genre' of Realism
​lives and works in Metro New Orleans, La.

The question of how paintings are made
to look "real", led to to years of study in
the processes of realism painting style
and technique.

​The answer was found in long observations
of paintings and photos on the macro level
and visual take-aways" each time, along
with the graceful help of intuitive color -mix
and brush strokes ,

Ralph paints on different levels in realism.
Still Life, and Land/Sea/Sky and Beachscapes,
He considers requests  to be commissioned
for  paintings of Portraits, and subjects


Ralph Songy

Lives and works in

Metro New Orleans, La.

Self taught 

Fine Art Realist Painter









   New Orleans

   Ariodante Gallery  Julia St

   New Orleans Arts District

    Cocktail Paintings, for

   Week of Tales for the  Cocktails


2017 - 18


    New Orleans

    Ariodante Gallery   Julia St

    New Orleans Arts District


    Hammond Arts Council

    Hammond, La

   "Girl with a Pearl Earring" , 2016

    Hammond Arts Council,

    “Masters’ Copycat  Juried Exhibit”

     Based on the original oil painting 

    "Girl with a Pearl Earring"
     by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer.
    24 x 18, Acrylic on canvas    
     Painting was exhibited and it's image was

     selected for use in Hammond Art Council's

     print promotional material,  for the Copy Cat

     Exhibit event



     New Orleans, LA

     Bouffant (Magazine St Art Space)



      House Portrait  "Evergreen Plantation"
      Portraiture,  "Melayao"
      Portraiture   "Muff"



      Still Life,        "Lecrema Wine Painting"

      Landscape,  " New Orleans skyline"
      Figurative,   " New Orleans Sax Player"
      Figurative     " Fisherman"
      Still Life,       " New Orleans Street Car"

                             (gifted, b.r.arts council)"



    Special Recognition

    Animals Art Exhibition

    Light Space Time Gallery,  2018.

    "Angel"  Pet Portrait



    Hammond Arts Council

    Hammond, La

   "Girl with a Pearl Earring" , 2016

    Hammond Arts Council,

    “Masters’ Copycat  Juried Exhibit”

     24 x 18, Acrylic on canvas    
    My painting image exhibited was selected

     for use in  Hammond Art Council's  print

    and on- line  material,  promoting

     the Copy Cat  Exhibit event