Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Preserve of Captain Flood

"Captain Flood", sounds like a pirate, but no, he was a fisherman of indeterminate origin with a proclivity for gambling away the profits. A poker player before all the fuss. A shack on the beach, where women with dubious reputations and colourful dresses visited and occasionally sat out on the porch, was the off season domain of the Cap'n. We watched from down the beach, much entertained by the scandalous proceedings. The abandoned site brings back memories of how the beach was before the days of high taxes and big houses. Bink to BLOW!

10 comments:

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Beautiful job Ron. Some of the boats appear to be moving, though without their running lights.
Great yarn too...

Jeffrey

Clive said...

That was me deleting; I hate posting stuff that is inarticulate. Anyway, I'm visiting more that I comment but always enjoy looking at the paintings...just letting you know that. Nice new piece, hope alls well.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Love this Ron. Wonderful color and light and shadow. I always look forward to the story that goes along with the painting. By the looks of the place I'm assuming he was a better fisherman/sailor than he was a gambler...

Brothergrimm said...

Oh, to go back to those days...
So is it considered white trash to have your boat up in your yard not working?

Pamela Payne said...

I like the way you played with the colors in the shadows on this one Ron.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Jeffrey, motion is at the west coast core....

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Clive, appreciate it.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Cara, fishing they were all good at, it was the rest of life that got in the way...

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Grimmm, yes if your house is for sale and your boat won't sail you are officially trash...

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Pamela,its just what came out when there was no drawing...I probably should draw because I like the paintings that are done with some guidance better.