Thursday, November 22, 2007

Work in Progress

This is the second draft.











This is a scene I am working on- this is the first draft.

18 comments:

Michelle Smith said...

These are very nice, Ron. So moody. Nice color and contrast, too.

Joan said...

Both of these are great, but I like that darker, stormy sky with all the movement in it. Nice job!!

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Michelle, I've always liked the bright, breezy, watercolours of the Californians of the mid -twentieth century. They probably weren't native Californians and some lived elsewhere but thats how I think of them. Its my idea of things

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Joan, I think it will evolve in the darker direction...

dorothymanserwaterart said...

Way to go Ron. I like the foreground grass best in the 1st version, but overall the darker one seems to have more punch. Will be watching for the next one, which will probably happen quickly.

Brothergrimm said...

I really like the first one. It's all stormy and dark, but the boat doesn't care, because it's already beached.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Dorothy,just exercising.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Grimm,stormy weather, atmospherics-thats the fun.

W. K. Moore said...

Like 'em both Ron. The top one looks like it's headed for the perfect storm. Great palette of colors and the boat drawing rocks. Glad to see you putting up some new aquatic greats.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks W.K. I always admired the "breezy, colourful, caligraphic, rich, textured" stuff of the mid century Americans. I know its not great art but I love it.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Ron - The second draft really reaches out and connects. I love it.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Cara, that can be dangerous when paintings grab you...

newnorth said...

I like both of them. I could stare at the second one longer though!

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks N.N., I'm still working on the idea.

Liz P said...

In your second draft, I really like the way the sky and trees in the background seem to be mimicking a huge wave. Plus, all those spiky edges give it even more of a feeling of danger. Very cool!

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Liz, loosening up, loosening up...

W. K. Moore said...

Ron are you loosening up?

Holly Lombardo said...

Hi Ron!...I'm really enjoying your works in progress....atleast you're MAKING progress!!