Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Riverboat on the Fraser

15 comments:

Brothergrimm said...

I love seeing watercolors of boats. I think it's got something to do with the water involved with both.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Grimm, if you look at my gallery on the DPs there are quite a few boats. Or go back in the posts.

newnorth said...

This one looks really crisp. I like the strong colors :)
(.... will be fine :P )

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Newnorth, its fun to play with the colour.

Michelle Smith said...

Really nice. Again, great light and shadows.

W. K. Moore said...

Hi Ron.. I like the yellow dominance. I've been reading some color theory lately - from the famous artist school, been learning a lot from their approach. Other color theory has left me cold, but I can get get into the FA stuff. Mostly common sense application but good to know on a book level. This work has a nice finished quality to it.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Michelle, I guess these things are glorified value studies- I have always thought that when I learn how to paint I will return to these pre-studies and do them properly.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, W.K. colour theory is different for watercolourists because of the compositional differences in the constituent elements of watercolour pigments. Its not so much that the theory is different, its that how you achieve harmony, effect or discord is subject to your knowledge of how watercolours will react with one another. The practical nature of mixing watercolours is ignored by classical notions of colour theory. The best book I ever read about colour mixing is "Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green" by Michael Wilcox

W. K. Moore said...

Read it - own it.. great book. Now sits on the shelf.

Ron Morrison said...

Great minds think alike...

Milford "Uncle Milfy" Acornes said...

Fools seldom differ...

Cara Dawn Romero said...

I enlarged this an was amazed (as always) to watch how you handle your medium. Nice painting -

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Cara- I wish I had pictures of the paintings that I didn't take pictures of. Now that is a sentence.

Naquaiya said...

cool sky contrast

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Michele.