Sunday, February 25, 2007

Exit Stage Left














This is a pre-study to see if the idea has legs. It is a sketch from my imagination.

19 comments:

Michelle Smith said...

Very nice, Ron. The birds and the nice sunny day lighting are great for ambiance. The ladder looks good, too.

ron said...

Thanks, Michelle, I'm going to develop this idea further.

W. K. Moore said...

Some good compositional elements going on Ron. Horizontal water interacts with the birds flying to the left.. Boat with the diag walkway... warm... Is this a process of looking at some new directions...? Have I been asleep? I thought I was paying attention! Can't wait to see what you have in store over the next few weeks.

ron said...

W.K., I have always loved those breezy west coast watercolours,
which may exist only in my mind. Birds flying, waves lapping, trees blowing, summer heat, Snips of glimmering this and that. Do you know Uncle Milty, Milton Zorne?

ron said...

Zorn may not have an e.

W. K. Moore said...

Yes ... will look him up again. Jennifer love him.. I think --

ron said...

Its Monday, I'm confused, yesterday's 20 year old painting was the all time ratings winner-56 hits. Todays, which has the makings of a good watercolour will probably be the all time stinker, it has a solid red rating. Am I that much out of step with the rest of the world?

W. K. Moore said...

Milford Zornes...yeah he rocks and rolls. I was thinking of someone else... Don't know if Jennifer digs his stuff... hmmm. His work requires a second look... to see the underlying excellence.

W. K. Moore said...

BTW I've given up on the new DP view meter... Before I was about 90% green.. now I'm 90% yellow... and got a red yesterday with 7 hits. Ha ha ha. Something's afoot!

ron said...

Thats it Milford Zornes, good man, you! I couldn't find him again, no wonder, somehow he had morphed into Milton Zorn in my failing mind.

ron said...

Uncle Milfy doesn't have the same ring. Are your older (previous) posts going up?

Michele Beaulieu said...

Great direction for you. A truly wonderful work. These colors are too colorful for old Milford, but I see similarities in composition. Lots of movement.

ron said...

I'm glad W.K. cleared up the discrepancy-somehow old James Milford Zornes had become Uncle Milty Zorn-whom I had incorrectly referred to on several occasions. Yikes I'm an idiot-but uncle Milfy is still a good painter.

ron said...

Thank you Michele, I'm going to work in this direction- I love the Californian W/Cers. This is my first draft.

Robin Weiss said...

I like this alot too Ron. Good direction. I'm partial to boats.The seaguls add life and action and they are very well rendered.

ron said...

This is the start of a style I always wanted to pursue, Robin, looser, more motion-birds, wind, heat,-summer days.

kee said...

Ron,
I like this one a lot. Very dreamy and great placement of the birds.
Nice warm foreground set by cool distant background.

ron said...

Thanks, Kee, I'm going to try and organize my thoughts about my painting. I want to add to my repertoire. I want to really paint with w/c rather than what I do now. But I have to do it with subject matter that I enjoy-I have always loved the bright breezy west coast style.(I might be making the west coast thing up-but it serves the purpose.)This sketch is a step in that direction.

kee said...

I think you got the right idea.