Friday, March 23, 2007

The Gathering












I painted this in 1980 and I'm putting it up again so that it becomes part of my "gallery" on the Daily Painters. I think that the gallery is a fine thing. I kept this painting over the years as a "core piece". It took me ten days to paint with a 000 brush. Click to blow up.

11 comments:

W. K. Moore said...

She's a beauty! Makes me think of Bonnie and Clyde... did Canada have their own B&C? A badass couple terrorizing local banks and merchants -- living like land pirates? Fighting grizzlies or even letting the grizzlies join the gang. I can see the tops of Mounties hats peeking over the tops of the gray cars... patiently stalking their prize. Oh... yes the painting.. What can I say but this is one of my favorites.. If I was a musician I would want this to be my album cover... Excellent!

ron said...

Thanks W.K. We did have a female bank robber in town-up in Clive's territory (Cumberland) with the unlikely coincidental moniker Jennifer Flowers. Wasn't that one of Billy Boy Clinton's associates?

W. K. Moore said...

Yes she was.. yes.. she was!

Michele Beaulieu said...

Wonderful. They look like animated skeletons. Day of the dead, car of the dead, day of the car dead, a dead day for cars. I love the spaces where wheels once were. Clive's territory in Cumberland, love the way that sounds--a storytellers dream. I agree with Bill, an album cover for sure, better yet, a computer laptop cover.

ron said...

Thanks, Michele, the wheel wells are something I've actually thought about over the years. I don't very often do wheels because for me they take away from the wonderful shapes of the metal. Plus when I come across these characters out and about they rarely have their wheels. Its sorta become a bit of a signature thing-I do get grief once in a long while, usually behind my back,"He can't do wheels". Which of course is not true, I can do wheels- just not round ones. Just kidding, I choose not to do them.

bj said...

Ah, I see you used the old "eyelash" brush on this one (000 or smaller). I love this painting ! Thanks for doin' what you're doin'. :o)

Michelle Smith said...

You used a "000" brush on this entire painting? Are you masochistic?

Nice sepia tone.

ron said...

Thanks, B.J., I still love to paint the old stuff I must admit.

ron said...

Whats masochistic, izat like when I ride around on my motorcycle and think I'm tuff? No wait a minute thats machoistic. I just didn't know any better. Thanks MicheLLe.

kee said...

Ron, there is a lots of feeling on this piece. Feels like yearning for something. Beautiful work.

ron said...

Thanks, Kee, this was a very early piece and drawing was easier than actually painting.