Friday, March 14, 2008

Found Under the Bed
















These have never seen the light of day, just organizing. Detonate for a larger picture.
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10 comments:

W. K. Moore said...

Thx for bringing these to light Ron. What else is under that bed? I particularly like the 2nd from the bottom.. with the engine parts strewn about. Hopefully these will make it to the walls of your next show and onto the walls of your fans.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks W.K. its fun to dig'em out and see if there's anything salvagable.

Tracy Wandling said...

WOW...you've got the spring cleaning bug...lucky for us! When you look at an old painting, do you see the mistakes...things you'd do differently now...or do you see how far you've come, or how your style has changed? Just curious...it's a glass half full sort of thing...I haven't been painting long enough to have too many 'oldtimers', but I wonder how I will view them...

Tracy Wandling said...

Cool. Yeah. I know what you mean...there is a lot of pretty strange shit out there, being touted as fabulous, and we should strive for this!? I think I'll stick to Clive's idea...mediocrity all the way!
I find that looking at my own paintings is like proofing something that I have written...I don't see the words, because they are already in my head...I don't see the image, because it is already in my head...and time can definitely help with that...gives the image in my head time to fade, so I can actually see what I've painted.........does that make sense? lol No matter...I love to paint!
And I'm glad to hear a smattering of optimism from you these days...lol...it gives me hope!

Michelle Smith said...

Hey Ron. Good to see some new posts. These are all fantastic. Number 3 is my fave. Looks like they were all guarding the property, but stayed so long they rusted and fell apart.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Tracy. There are a coupla things that happen...I think that watercolours take quite a while to dry and they don't reach their best look for awhile, mine seem to need at least a couple of weeks. Now that may not be true but thats how it seems to me. I need time to forget what I didn't like and by the time I pull them out of the pile I can usually live with them. I like them better. I'm pretty impressed with myself and at the same time totally disappointed. I don't understand watercolour trends and mine are at odds with contemporary watercolour notions of whats desirable. Thats where the trouble starts because although I wanted to paint in my own style, simpler cliche ridden g-bage with no creative spark gets the raves. So I am tempted to chuck my ideas and paint like everyone else, which I can do. When I look at my own paintings pulled out of wherever I get my cofidence back, if only temporarily. I am surrounded by my own paintings as my house is my own gallery. Also I have sold a lot of my best paintings but I have pictures of them. I have also kept some of my favourites.

Sandy said...

ohhhh...love them all. That lime green one in the background really caught my eye.

great as usual.

sandy

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks Sandy, I like greens of all flavours.

newnorth said...

these look great. I like them together, and the black really works with them. I know it's just the background but it lets the colors come alive.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks N.N., the black does work well thats how come I never changed it.