Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Wreck and a House

Howz everybody doin?

12 comments:

Brothergrimm said...

The soft focus adds a realistic quality, like I just woke up, and the car was sitting there, saying, "hey little guy, ya had a bad fall there."

Liz P said...

Hey, I recognize this character! Here, he has the look of being in the sun too long... all bleached out, but with sunburned cheeks.

newnorth said...

this one has a more jagged look to it. i really like the very front of the car. Looks sharp like if you touched it you would get cut...

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Grimm, I used a cheap piece of
paper and a different palette which might account for the softer focus.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Liz, I painted this character dozens of times, its really not about the cars so much as it is having a place to play with watercolour. It amazes me how many times I can paint the same damn thing and how different it comes out. Thats the main way I learn.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks N.N., you have to watch for sharp stuff on old cars cuz it will cut you.

W. K. Moore said...

I like the simplification of your shapes and loose approach. Presents a fresh, spontaneous work with impact. Nicely done Ron.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Hi Ron -

I'm doing fine..who 'bout you? I like this painting. WHen I was first starting out I thought I shouldn't paint the same subject over agaian but not I'm older and wiser. Or maybe that's older and wider...

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks W.K.,the w/cs are free to play a little.

Ron Morrison said...

Cara, I didn't set out to be a painter. I just loved the old cars. I was going to restore one but lived in an apartment. I had some photos of the potential restoration project. Wasn't working much, sat down to paint one of the photos. Soon I was fascinated by the process. But it took years of on again off again painting before I could paint easily and fast. But I can do things with wawa that I would never have been able to do
without a favourite subject that I did endlessly. It freed me up to paint. I can do magical things with watercolours that sometimes get lost because people are too busy worrying about the fact that I paint cars. If they look they can see that I can paint other things. But more importantly I use watercolours my own way. These are old paintings. I'm just feeding the Daily Painters.

bj said...

Freedom of expression here. Colour, form, composition - everything sings freedom in this one. And I agree about the sunburned cheeks. That's a good one. :o)

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks B.J., it is an interesting thing about the loose/tight dichotomy.