Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Boatyard (Reduced Version)













I had fun with this composition, it is the simplified version of a larger painting. I live by the beach on Vancouver Island and this is what I imagined it looked like maybe in the early sixties. Mind you, there are still places like this, today on the island. The boat in front, which has appeared before on my blog, is an old water taxi called the "Steel Maid". Click on picture for a better view.

21 comments:

Michelle Smith said...

Hi Ron.
I've been lurking quietly here lately. Nice paintings you've posted recently. The "Backyard at Northbend" is so vibrant it almost looks like you used florescent colors. The Boatyard is nice, too.

MicheLLe ;-)

ron said...

Thanks Michelle, I used highway marker paint on Backyard at N.B. I just thought you were mad at me cuz I put one l in Michelle.

Brothergrimm said...

The lines on the boat are really crisp, excellent job. Cool move with having a couple birds sitting around. What is that oblong object down on the right side? I thought it was a coffin at first.

ron said...

Thanks, Grimm, that would be an old wooden bottom of a whatzit which was common nowhere in particular and rarely seen all over the place up and down the coast. Until that is I documented it in my painting. But I do like the coffin interpretation.

Michelle Smith said...

Well, I can't think of much worse an offense than omitting an L from my name, but I guess I'll forgive you, just this once.

Where can I get some of that highway marker paint? I need to paint my car so a drunk won't run into it again.

ron said...

I say we spray the drunk-orange. Isn't that annoying when a drunk bastard runs into you? Its even more annoying when they kill you. I'm assuming he didn't kill you-no doggies hurt I hope.

Michelle Smith said...

You may be onto something there. Paint the cars of all persons convicted of drunk driving Day-Glo orange. No, wait. Just take away their damn license.

You're safe to assume that he didn't kill me. Unless I'm blogging from "the other side". eeeek! I see drunk people.

W. K. Moore said...

Now you have to read the story.. I'll be back!

W. K. Moore said...

Ron the boat is pointing to the captain who's just off frame.. he's brown bagg'n a green death just before he takes a nap in yon car. In the house his wife is cooking fish head soup and dried rice... she's got a mean left hook and a sharp right eye. Camel burning the cutting board.. wash still on the line.

W. K. Moore said...

not this story .. my gamin story.. you posted before I was finished...

ron said...

Prolly pretty close, it was wild here with loggers and fisherman and hippies.

Jennifer McChristian said...

This painting has a lovely feeling of movement.
I like the outstanding purity and transparency you achieve in your colors (and the bird delicately perched on top of the boat.......:)

ron said...

Thanks, Jennifer-I kept this version simple as I had previously done a couple of very textured, complicated versions.

Michele Beaulieu said...

It's a crystal clear painting with a new vision. Extremely good.

ron said...

Thanks Michele, sometimes I worry they are too goofy, then I worry they're not goofy enough. They are figments of my imagination-I want them to have character (quirks?) but still be well done.

W. K. Moore said...

Ron .. you are a real mensch - or is that menschski in Russian?

ron said...

How about Menshevik?

W. K. Moore said...

Oh yeah like that one better! Hey I'm really keen on the image of loggers, hippies, and fishermen(women too)... what could go wrong? Now that's a movie I'd go see! Maybe some bikers too... hmmm

ron said...

Always bikers of which I am one.

kee said...

Nice boat Ron. Wonderful colors going on here. Love the birds.

ron said...

Thanks, Kee, Seagulls and old stuff-my faves.