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A Short Bio of Genenrich Pierre - The Artist behind the Collections

 Genenrich Profile

     Genenrich Pierre also known as “Gerry” was born and raised in Cap Haitian which is considered the second city of Haiti behind Port-au-Prince. After his secondary school graduation from Lycee National Philippe Guerrier, he wanted to become a Doctor but the political instability and the finances of his parents prevented him from reaching this goal.
     As an alternative, he joined the Agricultural Science program at the “Universite Polyvalente D’Haiti”. He did not finish the program (left after 2 years) because he felt this field was not a match for him. He then figured out what his true passion was and started fueling his creativity though Arts.

   Gerry started painting thanks to the influence of his father
Gerry in ActionEliphete Pierre who was well known as a painter in Cap Haitian. He was introduced to art at a very young age. His inspiration is well rooted in his love for the natural environment. His Abstract, Lady & Marine collections published by Ricky’s Wall grab the attention of many art galleries around the world.  
Seascape ViewHis seascape pieces are exciting, unique, colorful and makes you feel the Caribbean vibe. As of today, he is the master of 700 art pieces and many of them were purchased by international tourists. Many of our followers are asking for some variants of the "Topical Islet" piece which was the first artwork that we sold since our opening in January. He is now being challenged with new projects: the use of different mediums & genres of paintings. He has embraced realism and contemporary arts and some of his collections are being published by us: Ricky's Wall.
     Another collection “Fruit Portrait” from his oeuvre is already being processed though it will be published not until mid-June 2016. Here is a sneak peek:


 "When I paint, I'm at peace. I forget about all my problems, I become a Master"  Gerry













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The difference between Unstretched, Stretched & Framed paintings

During the past 3 months, all the artworks listed on Ricky's Wall were un-stretched meaning that the listed painted Canvas were not framed and did not have any stretcher bars. This week, we have introduced 5 new paintings that are already stretched and ready to hang. We are testing this new option with smaller size paintings: 12x16. We are also looking at the option of offering Stretching even on the artworks that were already published during our inception. With that being said, what is the difference between unstretched -  stretched & framed painting? 

Unstretched painting is a painting that does not contain any stretcher bars on its back to support it. That is the reason we were able to roll your artwork and ship it via mailing tube. Here is an example of Unstretched Painting: 

Fruit Basket

The canvas does not have any height and it is laying flat against the wall

Stretched painting on the other hand means that the painting comes with wood stretcher bars that have been attached against the back of the painting. This simply means that you are now able to hang your painting on a wall once received. The labor and the additional materials needed make stretched painting pricier than an unstretched painting. Since the painting cannot be rolled anymore, mailing tubes can no longer be used as a shipping method. The stretched painting needs to be packaged in a box since it requires more space and special attention to protect the canvas & the wooden stretcher bars. Once a canvas is stretched, the customer will then have the ability to frame the painting if desired. Here is an example of Stretched Painting:

Example of Stretched Artwork

The canvas shows some height/depth which depends on the size of the stretcher bars chosen. It is ready to hang on a wall.

Framed painting is most expensive option for several reasons. Very often, the frame itself is more expensive than the actual piece depending on the designs, textures, types & the depth of the framing materials (metal, wood or a combination). Of course, framing allows you to protect the painting for several years. Currently, Ricky's Wall does not offer any framed paintings. Once we fully master the stretching option, we will start evaluating the option of framing the artworks for our customers. Additional protection & insurance package is usually the norm when shipping framed materials. Here is an example of a framed art piece:


Example of a Framed Artwork 

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The Making of Festival of The Suns

This article shows how the art piece "Festival of The Suns" was created. The way it looked during the initial process vs the final outcome of the oeuvre.

The Concept

Festival of the Suns Concept

Final Piece

Festival of the Suns

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A description of the Molding Paste Painting Technique!!!

About 3 weeks ago, we presented a painting technique called palette knife. We also posted a picture and loaded a video to facilitate the delivery of our message. This week we are using the same approach to present the “Molding or Modeling Paste technique”.

Modeling Paste is another type of acrylic material that is used to create angles, dimensions & textures to a finished artwork. This acrylic is filled with chemical materials allowing it to maintain its viscosity. The thick paste can be easily manipulated to create variety of background textures using plastic, knives, paper & pre-made shapes. It is usually presented as a WHITE paste and once it is applied to an object, it gets dried relatively fast.

The artist will then add colors to the artwork and this is where it may get tricky. Since the paste is white any color that is applied on the paste tend to be lightened.

Here is a video that Abstractartjournal posted on YouTube showing the use of Modeling Paste on a canvas to create effets. Enjoy!!!


On 2/7 Ricky’s Wall introduced “The Three Caravans” which is one of the paintings on our gallery that was created with Modeling Paste. (Click here to view this painting on our gallery).

 The Three Caravans


Riccardo Joseph
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A Description of the Palette Knife Painting technique

Palette knife is a painting technique that involves the use of a special knife rather than a brush to apply the paints on the canvas. There are multiple types of painting knives and they also come in different shapes allowing the painters to create special effects. This technique is time consuming and it also requires more paint to produce the elevations, the textures & the tiny objects. To give you an idea of what we are talking about, a picture of a set of painting knives available at www.dickblick.com is posted here: 

Palette Knife

Here is a video that Andreas Bu posted on YouTube showing how to paint using palette knife. Enjoy!!!

On 1/24 Ricky’s Wall introduced its first palette knife painting on the gallery entitled “Marketplace for the Local Merchants”. (Click here to view this painting on our gallery). We wanted to expose this painting technique to our audience to create awareness and express our appreciation to all Palette Knife Painters.

Marketplace for the Local Merchants



Riccardo Joseph
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Ricky's Wall will deliver on Size Diversity

One of Ricky’s Wall performance metrics is Diversity. Diversity is already present on the pieces that we display on our gallery.  Our paintings are represented in the 2 basic forms of orientation: Vertical & Horizontal. They can also be categorized as Portrait, landscape, culture & Abstract. (Click here to take a look at our Gallery).

However, where is the size diversity? Currently most of our paintings are about 30x40 inches. While we price them fairly compared to our competitors, we understand the need to present smaller size pieces as part of the collections. The artists are already on the same page with us and very soon Ricky’s Wall will deliver on size diversity.

Gerry D'Art Image

Riccardo Joseph
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A New Chapter: Ricky's Wall is Born!!!!

Today an idea has been transformed to an entity: Ricky's Wall.

From day 1, Ricky's Wall would like to make it easier for anyone who would like to add a tropical accent to his/her walls by pricing our artworks fairly. Ricky's Wall got your back!!!

Let's stay in touch and let's hear what you think so that we can strengthen our foundation. As a visitor/customer you are able to comment on this section and your email address though required will not be published. In case you may want your feedback to remain private please send us an email at info@rickyswall.com.

Special thanks to our friends & family for their continued support. We would also like to send our deepest gratitude to the following individuals:

Mike Joseph, Betsy Toussaint, Martine Cantave & Lunie Despagnes

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