Saturday, April 07, 2007

Red Chev Wrecked at Clinton


I used to visit a wrecking yard up in the interior back in the seventies. A few years ago I went to work on a bridge near the yard. We had Sundays off, so I went to find the yard, just assuming it would still be there. I drove to where I remembered it being. I was confused, I was in the middle of a trailer park. I did find the original house where the junkyard owner still lived and he had a few cars left. This was one of them.

14 comments:

Milford Acornes said...

So whats the deal, old cars, old cars...can you paint anything else? I wouldn't put these up in the house. Why don't you paint something nice like flowers or pears, anything but cars.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks for stopping by Milford, you old geezer.

Ed Hopper said...

Enjoy your work, Ron, keeping an eye on you from up here, Vince says Hello, at least thats what it sounded like- I can't speak Dutch.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Ed, appreciate the attention, regards to Vince.

Naquaiya said...

Your experience about finding the trailer park where the yard used to be is exactly why you should keep painting cars. We are losing a wealth of history every day. One man's trash is another man's treasure 'tis true. These colors are fabulous. Another winner solo mini. These paintings are not about cars.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Michele, you're right!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

I agree 100% with Michele.

Ron Morrison said...

I agree with Milford.

A. Wyeth said...

Nice work, Ron, been an admirer for quite a while now.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Andy, means a lot to me.

W. K. Moore said...

Milford you concentrate on poetry and Ron will concentrate on poetry.. no cars. I'm concentrating on girls right now.. ok now I'm concentrating on concentrating. I also like the story of the long lost cars.. I think it could use a dog or maybe an out of work trapeze artist to for punch but basically it is a buddy story.. a man and his car(s). And it is illustrated.. a fine complementary framework showcasing this vintage vehicle.. this critic's choice for sure.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, W.K. did you notice who else commented today?

W. K. Moore said...

Yeah.. some of our late great bretheren..

Ron Morrison said...

Andy ain't late.