Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Rusticity












This is a compilation piece with characters from all over. Rusticity means being rustic or rural, it does not mean "being rusted". Click on this painting to blow it up or enlarge it even- then you can actually see it.
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20 comments:

kee said...

Rusticity all around. Nice! I like the tension build up in this work. Cars are facing each other and either one of them wants to move aside. It makes it they are about to move any moment.

bj said...

There's a duck resting on the roof of the light blue car. Nice touch.
:o)

ron said...

Thanks, Kee-Its the dead car stand-off, nobody is gonna rust in peace!

ron said...

There's a duck on the roof? Where? Lemme look......There is too!

Thanks, B.J., if you go back in the posts there are a few birds here and there-some of which even look sorta like birds. "Exit Stage Left" is one.

Michele Beaulieu said...

Quack Quack, This painting has now become my background image on my computer. The wilder they get, the more I luv 'um. These guys are all sitting on a big hump like a little volcano ready to blow. It's loose & free, too cool. Love those colors too.

W. K. Moore said...

Ron... looks to me like the cars are standing vigil outside the house and getting ready to move in like an old fashioned L.A. crack bust. Or there is a giant old car black hole inside the house trapping unsuspecting aged rusters. Either way great painting!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

This painting makes me homesick in an odd sort of way. I was raised in New Mexico. This scene could have been painted almost anywhere north of Interstate 40.
What I loved was the randon junk laying about..the car window..the tire..the barrels..

ron said...

Thanks, Michele, I'm truly flattered and happy that you would use my painting as a screen saver.

ron said...

Thanks, W.K., I think there is a magnetic field in the field.

ron said...

Thanks, Cara, it is that resonance that I'm aiming for plus whimsy and fun. I'm serious about painting but not necessarily a "serious" painter. I want the paintings to provoke smiles. When I do the big group shows people start smiling at about twenty feet away and then the fun starts.

ron said...

But on the other hand, some people don't get them at all and they just cruise by- they are looking for "fine art" or decorative stuff. Sometimes when I'm bored I make people come into my booth and look. I say,"I put all this stuff up and you didn't even bother to look." Generally after they've had a peek we have a fun conversation. Little old ladies are my favourites, they either love them or they say stuff like, "I wouldn't have those in the house!". That kills me every time-I think its hilarious.

Brothergrimm said...

I was reading a comment on Bill Moore's blog responding to yours and saw the word car, so I had to come look.
I cannot believe what you can do with color, it looks fantastic. I also love your sense of structure--when you do a car, it looks like a well-built car, smooth edging and all. Plus the watercoor enhances the age in the car, it seems. The texture of the paint seems to match the texture of the cars in real life.

Brothergrimm said...

Oh and I like the dead car standoff line.

ron said...

Thanks, Grimm, I agree with the idea that watercolours are a good fit with the subject matter-thats what keeps me painting them.

ron said...

Now this has been a truly fine commenting day-Thanks Kee,B.J.,Michele,Bill,Cara(Dee?), and Grimm-Wonderful comments all!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Hi Ron - First thanks for your comment on my other blog - its means the world to me.

But about the "Dee" referrence. When my oldest nephew was learning to talk he couldn't say auntie so he called me Andy which eventually got shortened to Dee. Really - I don't have an alias, not in the witness protection program or any thing interesting like that.
Signed, Jane Doe

ron said...

Public Notice, Hello Everybody? Click on Cara Dawn Romero and go read her"The Zen of Paco".

Michele Beaulieu said...

Ron, Food for thought. You should start getting a calendar together for 2008 and self publish it.--check out Lulu and Dogpile. It would be very popular--as you can see your work sings and is very popular. I'll wait in line for the 1st copy. Have it ready by this summer so you can have 6 months to market it and time enough to get it on Amazon.

ron said...

I've wanted to do a calender for years. (get it "for years"?)Haw Haw. It is, Michele, a very good idea.

Michele Beaulieu said...

I do get it. I think it's a good idea. I need to do one too. Now is the time.