Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Voyager


I am exploring the colourful yet gritty approach. I don't think they will be big sellers but they are more realistic yet more exagerated at the same time or something. This building actually sits on the Fraser River in North Bend. Splode it.
This building was a "Logger's Hotel" on the bank of the River Fraser. The car has no relation to the abandoned lodging. Its a "runner" that conveniently died by an open space where it underwent the ritual "tire letting". Buy it for 25 bucks, run it as long as you can "haywire" it together and the brakes last and where it dies is where it rests forever or until the crusher comes.

19 comments:

newnorth said...

Well I love this. The exagerated aspect I think makes it. The colors are perfect and the stance the car has is perfect.
Just really really like!

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks N.N., just trying new stuff and ideas.

Tracy Wandling said...

I like yer new stuff and ideas...this is seriously cool. The lush dark colors are delicious...and the windshield looks awesome. This is fun! Do another one!!!

Michelle Smith said...

I think this is my favorite painting of yours so far. It looks great. It could be the cover of a Stephen King novel. Very moody!

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Tracy, its close to what I had in mind as one way of painting them, grittier...more vivid.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Michelle, just trying to get the dirt(rust) and make it palatable.

Austin Maloney said...

I like your treatment of old cars. You capture the textures well.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Austin, always fun to have a new visitor.

k. Madison Moore said...

love the realism...love the colors....and the house looks deserted and almost haunted. I agree with Michelle's comment about Stephen King.Great job Ron.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Madison, its a fun style to paint in.

Brothergrimm said...

Ha! Haywire! I love the Logger's Hotel! I'd stay there.

Christiane Fortin said...

I came across your blog while visiting Michelle Smith.. Your work is beautiful.

I'm a new comer to the blog world and seriously enjoying it.

I would be happy to receive updates as you go along..

Christiane

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Grimm, I should have called the painting "Logger's Hotel".

Ron Morrison said...

Christiane, I linked you up, thanks for the visit.

Joan said...

I like the colors and the eerie building behind the car. A lot of atmosphere in this one!

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Joan, I think thats what I am aiming for.

W. K. Moore said...

The house and the car got the same can of paint (they are a pair). I like the look of this piece, like a cover for a mystery novel.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks W.K., more pulp fiction work.

Tim Goss said...

Ron:
This is one of my favorites. I really like the overall composition and rust on the car. Old Chrysler?

Tim