Artist Ron Ukrainetz works in several media
including engraving on Claybord (commonly misnamed scratchboard) and then glazing those engravings with acrylics. Ron also
works extensively in oil, both plein air and in the studio. His historical oils of the Lewis and Clark era are rapidly gaining
acclaim, and the demand for his historical knowledge on that great epic is tapped by fellow artists as well as scholars.
During your tour through this online gallery, we are sure that you will find the diversity of techniques interesting at the
least. All items on this site are for sale unless otherwise noted. All images on this site are copyrighted by the artist,
and all rights apply.
Backseat Driver © is typical of
Ron Ukrainetz' signature style. The process of engraving on a clay surface and subsequently glazing over those engravings
with acrylics was not done before Ron began in 1977. The surface is kaolin clay on oil-free masonite. Claybord is the product
name. The engraving is done using tools ranging from simple steel needles, to formal engraving nibs. The process is much like
watching grass grow, ONLY SLOWER! Ron's knowledge of anatomy and wildlife is extensive and ongoing and it is reflected
sincerely in his work..
Western Masters Artist and co-founder