Friday, June 08, 2007

Old Favourite

These are old sletches I did of one of my favourite cars. I found this late forties Chev in the interior of B.C. thirty years ago. When I went back to visit a coupla years ago it was a trailer park. Bink for a closer inspection.


12 comments:

W. K. Moore said...

Nicely done. A fine trio. Amazing how 30 years flys by.. and a little sad (and on some days a lot (sad)). I like the way you take a drawing and deliver it in different presentations. So one might wonder .. how would that look green (lime).. and there it is!

newnorth said...

I can see the pain! :p looks really good

Brothergrimm said...

I kind of like the different representations, too. It's like you're trying to cast a different light on it to see if it changes how you "see" it.
I like the top one. The color combo on the fenders is making me see gold.

k. Madison Moore said...

I love the series. You are so creative. You bring life to these wonderful memories.

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Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, W.K., I think the process gets lost a little bit and everybody assumes that paintings arise full bloom with no pre-study. With me paintings evolve - I'm mostly just painting to get better not produce masterpieces.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, N.N., he/she does look pained and hunched up-car arthritis? Osteorustosis?

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Grimm, that for me is the deal-how many ways can I see it or do it. For watercolourists (at least me) painting is an ever changing (fluid?) proposition. Exploration, experimentation, variation, fooling around.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Madison, they're dopey things to paint but I needed something to learn on.

bj said...

I think Dave has one of these 40's in the "I think I can save 'em line-up". Very nice renditions all around. Your choice of colours gives much character to the beasties.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks,B.J., its so much fun to hear whats happening on the "other side".

Brothergrimm said...

Exactly the right term!
By painting it, you have labeled it in a certain way (or ways). By painting it differently, you've changed/removed the label.
Fluid movement, fluid definition.

Ron Morrison said...

Roger that, Grimm.