Friday, May 11, 2007

The Station


The buildings in this painting actually exist. When we were building a new bridge at Lytton, these buildings were at the north end of the bridge on the reserve. Everybody thought they were old buildings but in fact they were part of a movie set that was left standing and one houses a store. The name of the movie is "The Pledge" and it starred Jack Nicholson. Click to enlarge.

18 comments:

newnorth said...

aww the buildings are interesting. For some reason I really like the details in this one. The grills, headlights, the convertable top to the green car...oh and the trees(guess that's not details but short attention span ya know)

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, N.N., but what was the name of the movie?

newnorth said...

I thought you said you would think of it! Guess I need to brush up on my Mel Gibson movies :p I have no clue!

Ron Morrison said...

It was "The Pledge" and Jack Nicholson was the star.

newnorth said...

Oh cool, I never saw that one. Looks like it came out when I was in that math class so I didnt watch many movies then.
Man I really like this painting, more every time I look at it.
...but anyway I shall be quiet now!

Ron Morrison said...

I think there is plenty of space on these blogs. Chat away...

newnorth said...

I wonder how many comments you can post ;) I wont test it!

Ron Morrison said...

Sat is always a dead day,it would be fun to get a bunch of comments.

Brothergrimm said...

I like the perspective on this one. I thought it was a little off on the buildings at first, but looking again it's fine.
I think that'd be kind of cool to stumble upon an old movie set still standing.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Grimm, the movie set is now a functioning store.

newnorth said...

I remember when I was younger and we did drwaings at school. I would draw the forground or whatever and the teacher would complain that the back was empty...I always just added a mountain. I think it was funny becuase I couldnt have lived in a much flatter place :p

you always seem to get the background just right.

Ron Morrison said...

I'm a middle ground painter, the background for me is just a way of framing the subject matter. So I use a darker background to brighten or intensify the car or house. The foreground is usually just grass sometimes better than others because I don't want foreground distraction. Also if I detail the foreground it totally messes up the fender shapes. I could do rocks or something but I want the cars to "settle" in. Sometimes dirt shows up in a painting.

W. K. Moore said...

Like the way you divided the composition into thirds - each car gets its due (dew)? Pretty cool buildings to have for a set.. wonder if they might build me a pretend studio?

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, W.K., I took pictures of these buildings, saw the movie, and then did the painting. We built a relatively long and high bridge over the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. The set had become a store.

Naquaiya said...

This is a very happy one. I love the repeated colors on the woody door and the grass. happy happy happy colors. cheerful

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Michele.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

I was gone all weekend (as normal) so I'm coming late to the dance. I love this picture...but then again I love them all but the different back ground is fun.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Cara, The colours in this one were different, they included vermillion and indigo which produce an interesting texture when mioxed.