Saturday, February 24, 2007

Back of the Boat

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11 comments:

Jennifer McChristian said...

You're sp prolific I can't keep up with you!
This is a quite a gem.
Your cool colors are a little more subdued than usual, however they balance out nicely with the neutralized warms. Great shapes..... almost abstract quality.
I too am a sucker for bedraggled and cluttery subject matter. I like the way you simplified the objects, tools, etc., to create a pleasing and dynamic design.
You rock!

W. K. Moore said...

That looks like my old house in AZ. Used to have some good times back then... A simpler time.. reckless, irresponsible, and downright fun. That was 25 years ago. Like Jennifer I too enjoy the visual of a claptrap, tin roofed, tire in the front yard.. pampers blow'n down the street location. But I prefet to live in Wayne Manor... these days.

ron said...

Thanks, Jennifer, I'm struggling to find out what styles the public likes in this larger arena (the DPs the internet etc.) I am doing a marketing survey so to speak. Its not an exact science. This painting I did around 1988. I was reluctant to put it up but I also liked the abstract design(compo). I have never had reliable input from other artists so this is all new to me. I must say I am puzzled by the loud silence sometimes. I understand the subjective nature of the exercise, some people want more realism, others want them looser. For me, its not so much about the cars as it is about style, technique, composition etc. Getting better as a painter with a subject I enjoy. Part of the Daily Ps has been organizing my paintings over the years.

ron said...

W.K., tell all! Wayne Manor? I am going down the drain by continuing my painting addiction. Is there room in the manor for an illegal? Am packed, await reply.

dorothymanserwaterart said...

Don't remember this one from the pile but I do like the simple abstract forms, maybe you should try it on the big ones.

Michele Beaulieu said...

All these fat, big shapes and arrows going every which way are really cool. Your newer work is so much more controlled and delicate on the detail and refined. I'm just wondering what would happen if you merged the two styles into a new direction? No matter what, the design factor is your signature. One can always tell your work.

kee said...

Everybody's right. I especially like the rightside wall of the boat(house?). You have intricate shade of cool colors going on there.
I agree with Bill's comment about reminding of house, in my case, someone else's back yard. I don't know if someone actually was living in that boat at the time when you painted this one but surely looks like it and that makes this piece more interesting.
As though some shaggy looking dude will come out of that door at any time.

ron said...

Thanks all, I will synthesize previous with present and go forward with an earlier style. Or something.

W. K. Moore said...

Hear they're looking for a new Robin....

Robin Weiss said...

Now your talkin Ron . Love the subject and the close crop.

ron said...

Thanks, Robin, sometimes I think I'll never figure out how to paint the way I really want to- I just keep circlin', circlin'....