Saturday, April 28, 2007

Junkyard No.2


I painted this in 1986, I am very proud of the imaginative title, my second choice was Pile of Cars...Heap of Heaps. A mini-retrospective.

24 comments:

Brothergrimm said...

Wow...this is unbelievable. The only thing I don't like so much is that car teetering on the right, but your depiction of all those cars with such detail is incredible.

newnorth said...

Wow, I really like this one. How do you not go crazy with all the details?

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Grim.

Ron Morrison said...

I was crazy to start with, N.N.

W. K. Moore said...

Nice ron.. must have taken days to deliver the finishing touches here. Like how you got the colors to granulate. Composition carefully planned out and pleasing to the eye.. a cool journey in and around the menagerie.

Ron Morrison said...

If I remember correctly it took ten days to paint. I vowed that I would learn to paint quickly and easily and I have....however these detailed early works get an inordinate amount of attention. Thanks, W.K., I understand the nature of a blog being a journal but I had the blog before I was a DPer and in my opinion you have to have some sort of "context", show how your work has changed (progressed?). So people don't think that a coupla months represents a life time of painting.

Naquaiya said...

This is a beautiful painting. It has some kind of magic to it that's over the top. In another artists hands, it could be super busy, but it doesn't appear that way. It's just way fun--so busy that its not busy. I enjoy seeing old work right alongside potatoes. I'm putting up old work now too, and I don't know what other people think, but it's fun for me and I'm having fun with it. why not?

Ron Morrison said...

Egg-zactly!

Naquaiya said...

What a super quality to see the big version. It's just great!

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Michele, I'm a better painter now but some of the determination/passion has gone.

Michelle Smith said...

Excellent, Ron. This may be my second favorite. The little church in the woods is still in my top 5 favs.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Michelle.

bj said...

Reminds me of a salvage yard nearby some years ago. Stacked 5 high, they were. Pity that they were sent to the car crusher a few years ago.

Ron Morrison said...

Hello B.J., yes the crusher came through here and squashed a coupla yards- actually its an ongoing program. I made this one up to compensate.

Naquaiya said...

Passion gone from burn-out?

Tom Kidd said...

This looks great popped up big. Even with all the detail there's a nice playful quality to it.

It's been a busy week for me away from the studio recently but time clearly doesn't stand still on your blog. Besides your art, I also enjoy your writing style but I'm not always sure I read it with the right voice. There is usually a wry overtone as I hear it and sometimes I swear that you're being . . . sarcastic? How's that for stating the obvious?

Ron Morrison said...

Michele, I've paid to play for too long...a few sales and hope may return.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Tom. Yikes!, how could you say such a thing? Me, sarcastic?

Holly LL said...

amazing details that keep my eyes happy and busy!! You could also call it "rust o-leum!"....great painting!

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Holly. Now the wheels are turning... rustoleum...

bj said...

Paid to play for too long?? I, too, am feeling the 'ouch' of pay-to-play. My time is up in a few days. Still don't know if I can "$29 it" another month.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Ron - I was gone for a few days and just got back to my desk. WOW! What I missed!!! I love this -

Ron Morrison said...

Beejay, at least the blogs are free. I'll post my take on the pay to play industry in the next little while.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Cara, people ask me at the shows if I have a 55, 57...so I just did a bunch in one painting- that oughta keep the bastids quite.