Thursday, March 27, 2008

Donor Cars



When restorers are looking for parts, donor cars are often cut up and harvested. This accounts for entire sections missing. The two Caddies in front are missing substantial sections after amputation. What I really enjoy doing is creating a clutter scene with intersections of shapes and colours that are unqiue to each car. Its fun to be the creator of a scene that doesn't exist until brush hits paper.

I bashed this thing off in a hurry to force me to "decide and do" rather than fiddle and consider. Its in an effort to just paint. Its on a full sheet of Arches 300 with W/N and DaVinci. There's things to fix and the paint wasn't completely dry leaving a couple of darker spots...but you get the idea. Bink to explore the molecular structure of my own little world....sort of.

22 comments:

Joan said...

What a wonderful blend of colors and images! Super, Ron!!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

You have a very special way with your colour Ron. As well it is very consistent. Another beauty here. It must be quite an adventure for you to stroll through
on old style country wreckers, eh?

Jeffrey

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Joan, just tryin to get the actual junkyard "feel" even though I am making it up.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Jeffrey, yes I do get pretty excited...last one was in Errington and some of the subjects in this painting were from there.

Brothergrimm said...

Is that a delivery truck off to the far right? Awesome! My favorite part is the camper in back!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

THE CAMPER!!! I love the camper Ron - me and the old biker have one just like it that we use all the time. No, we don't pull it with the bike.

Great painting!

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Grimm, yes, the truck belonged to a friend of mine.

Ron Morrison said...

Those trailers always seemed magical to me.

Sandy said...

Well it definitely worked. Great job..

sandy

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Sandy, I went for a different look on this one.

Tracy Wandling said...

So do the cars fill out a donor card...or are their parts just harvested by unsavory vital organ reapers? Seems like they should have a choice.
Very cool stuff happening in these paintings! I love that camper too...nice touch.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Tracy, unsavory chaps just pluck'em for a fee or stealth is involved.

W. K. Moore said...

Nice one Ron.. been in Chicago for a week and getting ready for my move. I see you are still on your game.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks W.K, I can't help but be curious...

Michelle Smith said...

"Donor Cars". Cute! This is very nice, Ron. Love the foggy atmosphere. The camper is a nice addition, too.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Michelle, yes things are often quite foggy...

Billie Crain said...

sorry i'm late to the party, Ron. love, love, love the old trailer! that's something new, isn't it?

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Billie, I think its pretty old.

Billie Crain said...

the addition of a trailer is new! awww...you know what i meant.

Ron Morrison said...

Hee hee!

newnorth said...

Oh it's great when you see parts cars torn apart. Using so much of the car that you might not even be able to consider the leftovers a car...but it's sad to see an old car just smashed for the metal.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks N.N., they do look strange though when they are so far gone....