Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Old Olds














Its about the mystery, where did these cars go, who owned them...the answers are probably not as interesting as the questions....click to splode.

21 comments:

Brothergrimm said...

The darker one has a more sinister look to it, I love it!

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Grimm, good discussion on Bill's site.

W. K. Moore said...

Have you guys seen any good paper around?

Ron Morrison said...

Around what?

Ron Morrison said...

Zig Zag?

W. K. Moore said...

Hee... seriously.. good duo you posted - nice counterpoint.. dynamic (even). Lots of color mixed into your darks that keep them vibrant and alive. Like 2 brothers one a little shadier than the other.. tough guys yeah!

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks W.K. we got a little bit goin with the paper...maybe something more exciting will come up tomorrow.

Brothergrimm said...

It was a good discussion--I must be missing my college days that I didn't do online.
I didn't mean to get so long-winded, but I do that. I do agree with you that som higher quality papers are better towork with, I just like the thought that one can theoretically create art with any surface, one just has to be a bit resourceful. I think very one of you guys whose blogs I frequent could paint on a piece of toast and make it look good. Part of that, as w.k. stated, has to do with the time & experience put into it.
But in the end, if you got something to paint on that in turn works well with you, there's no reason not to stick with it.
oh, I got longwinded again...

Brothergrimm said...

You know, I'm working through a bunch of 11x14 canvases for my schoolwork, I think I'm just getting bored with the same old size and texture. ah, well, I'll be done for summer in a coupl weeks, then I can paint on whatever I want.

W. K. Moore said...

Grimm .. roger that!

Ron Morrison said...

I used tile and acrylics and it produces far less mud and the effects and vivid colours are far better than board or canvass.

Naquaiya said...

sinister is nice

bj said...

Have you tried any of the synthetic papers? I don't do watercolour so I'm like a first-grader in the info department.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Michele, I like gritty and down and dirty cuz in real life when these cars settle in they are raw and elemental.

Ron Morrison said...

There is only on type of paper that I use and that is Arches 140 medium. There are other quality papers with different characteristics but they are all expensive.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

My grandmother had a car just like this one only hers was a terrible shade of orange..can you imagine?

I like the lighter version best -

Holly LL said...

I've always liked these kinds of cars...I think the front looks like a devious face with teeth!! I love the purples/blues you used!

Ron Morrison said...

Hi Cara, my uncle had one of these, I think it was pale green and white...

Ron Morrison said...

Hi Holly, the anthropomorphism is still fun after thirty years of painting these silly things.

Michelle Smith said...

The good twin and the evil twin? I like the darker one. Guess it looks more dangerous. :)

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Michelle, its funny but some of the gritty paintings that I liked best were the least popular on the DPs. And some of the most fun comment days like today came from posts that were all time stinkers in the ratings. By the way give us the low down on the paper you use.