Saturday, March 31, 2007

All Tired Out

This is the reduced version of two previous posts. A paler incarnation. With a gleam.

Monday, March 26, 2007

49 Oldsmobile

This culprit lives nearby, he has been toned up for aesthetic purposes. Bink on painting to blow it up!

Friday, March 23, 2007

The Gathering

I painted this in 1980 and I'm putting it up again so that it becomes part of my "gallery" on the Daily Painters. I think that the gallery is a fine thing. I kept this painting over the years as a "core piece". It took me ten days to paint with a 000 brush. Click to blow up.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Boatyard (Reduced Version)

I had fun with this composition, it is the simplified version of a larger painting. I live by the beach on Vancouver Island and this is what I imagined it looked like maybe in the early sixties. Mind you, there are still places like this, today on the island. The boat in front, which has appeared before on my blog, is an old water taxi called the "Steel Maid". Click on picture for a better view.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


This is a compilation piece with characters from all over. Rusticity means being rustic or rural, it does not mean "being rusted". Click on this painting to blow it up or enlarge it even- then you can actually see it.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Chevy Truck From Tunnel Hill

B.J.Wright of Tunnel Hill, Georgia sent me some photos, this is a quick sketch. Thanks, B.J.!
The far fender is loose and the headlight has been pushed up by the board-thats my story and I'm sticking to it.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Springhill Junction

This is meant to amuse, damn it!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Saturday, March 03, 2007

34 Ford

Vintage Tin

There is a certain intangible quality about 0ld tin, as it sits rusting away in fields and junkyards, that fascinates those who discover it. There is a mysterious, eerie sensation of looking into the past through the face of a survivor that compels artists and photographers to preserve these vestiges of simpler times in their paintings and photographs.

These tin derelicts assume attitudes of defiance, puzzlement, and resignation in their stand against the onslaught of weather and metal scavengers. Paint blisters and peels under the scorching sun, revealing layers of colour and primer that both blend and contrast in expressions of abstract art. Faded scales of original blues and greens flake from oxidized surfaces as old metal turns to natural hues.

Memories lie in these metal shells like the dust on their dashboards which even the wind cannot blow away. Faint traces of things past remembering are reflected in glass that is almost opaque, and chrome that is dull and yellow. Shreds of rotten upholstery, hanging from roofs and torn from seats, provoke speculation about particular circumstances that are now long forgotten.