Sunday, April 29, 2007

Pile Of Chevs

This is another one that the new viewers and commenters may not have seen. I would also like to have it on the DPs. Its Chevs from 1949 to 61. This looks better if you blow it up.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Junkyard No.2

I painted this in 1986, I am very proud of the imaginative title, my second choice was Pile of Cars...Heap of Heaps. A mini-retrospective.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Springhill Dark

This is one of my favourite paintings, so I want you to see it. It is in a collection that includes what the collector considers to be the best of "affordable" west coast Canadian artists. He has four of my paintings. I'm flattered that he included me. Its a very crowded field to be selected from. This part of the world is infested with artists.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Potato Nebulae

Potato prints are fun.
Now you get to see one.
Its not cooked but its done.

I post these "potato prints" just for fun and as a little relief from the steady stream of boats and cars. They are my kitchen tiles which I did a while ago. Whether they have any value as art, I do not know.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Old Krate

I'm interested in the different ways the same subject can be represented. Apply the Big Bang Theory.This watercolour sketch is an interesting case study. Perhaps because the subject has limited appeal it will be ignored on the DPs. From my point of view it is something that I think is worthy of a little attention by anyone interested in watercolour painting. It is actually quite difficult to paint effectively in this style and it is a rather sophisticated handling of the medium. Its loose without being vague or outright crappy.
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Monday, April 23, 2007

B.J.'s Pickup

I'm way past my best before date, I'm fading fast...blast this baby into extinction. See it for what it is.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Yukon Blifsticker Dorsalfin

This pile o'junk came to rest in a heap, thus becoming metal sculpture of a different type- the rural roadside ornament. Come on people dynamite this sucker for a better look at all the pieces.

Blog This!

Abstract Expressionist Potato Print

Friday, April 20, 2007

Wreck of the Stylemaster

This isn't a Stylemaster but I liked the name. Its an old one. Bink to blow.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Darker Version of the Lighter One

Over the years I've wasted a lot of time painting these stupid cars. Oh well you blow it up for me with a quick click.

Rustic Fiction

You haven't seen this version before. Its just fun for me to bash off a copy when I want to paint but don't want to fiddle with a new compo. I can just paint, knowing where I'm going. This w/c is four feet wide. I lied, I put this up in January.
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Tile #2 Blue Hoo

It has been suggested that potatoes may be my medium, I say no my medium is an unreliable bearded degenerate who tortures me with cryptic messages and voices from the......never mind.

Monday, April 16, 2007

The Stand Off

Due to the fact that I painted it, you get to see it. Go ahead blow it up!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

I'm Feeling Blue and Seeing Red

Sick of cars, well this is a potato print on tile using acrylics.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Beautiful Pile of Junk

This rustic relic is a good example of pastoral pulchritude, or maybe not, depending on your perspective. It could be junk cluttering up the countryside. Bink to blast, actually appreciate the brilliant nuances of this masterpiece or at least see it. Thank you for your co-operation.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Rust Bucket No. 284

This specimen was in the middle of a junkyard. Fun with colour. Come on people speak to me. Bink on picture for enlargement. Send money, do something- I guy I know just won $450,000.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Open Door

I liked the shapes and colours of this one-old trucks are fun to paint. I spent my childhood riding shotgun in trucks like this.

Monday, April 09, 2007

This Old Boat

This old boat is an old boat, but its a hull of an old boat. Bink to blast.
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Sunday, April 08, 2007

Chev Hauler

This is a cartoon truck or hallmark card or something.
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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Red Chev Wrecked at Clinton

I used to visit a wrecking yard up in the interior back in the seventies. A few years ago I went to work on a bridge near the yard. We had Sundays off, so I went to find the yard, just assuming it would still be there. I drove to where I remembered it being. I was confused, I was in the middle of a trailer park. I did find the original house where the junkyard owner still lived and he had a few cars left. This was one of them.

Springhill Junction 2

This is a different version of Springhill Junction.Bink to Blow! Milford has some new stuff.
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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Fun With Rusty Wrecks And Derelict Houses

This is my 100th post on the DPs. I like this painting so thats what you get. Its painted on the back of another painting with opaque w/c-so everything was agin me from the start. I enjoyed the challenge of using materials that were less than Grade A. I have also enjoyed the comments and my new cyber- friends. I have not had a serious offer for a painting yet (from the DPs). Good thing I have actually sold paintings in real life for substantial prices or I would be quite discouraged. I wish more people would comment all over the blogosphere cuz if you ain't going to sell you may as well chat. Thanks Everybody! Beware "I.E.D." Improvised Enlargement Device, Click on image for detonation.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Coupe de Jour

Okay, here's the deal-I just like to play with the shapes and colours and intensities (values). When the shapes become semi-abstractions the fun begins! This car is the same as the one two posts ago. I am bored to tears painting landscapes or portraits as everybody else would be bored painting "old stuff". But there are a number of people who paint this subject matter-so I am not the only silly person. Oh wait a minute I forgot to mention Michele's article see below for link. Bink to blow up for better viewing pleasure.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

1935 Walker Home

Break down in this rig and you'd end up walking her home. This is another rare model-amazingly one remains, amazing because there were none in the first place. Come on people stay awake, has everybody read the article yet?

Monday, April 02, 2007

Wandering Days Are Over

This painting is just an excuse to get you to read Michele's article. Please scuttle on over and check it out. It puts scale into perspective. You may as well-I'll just nag...Bink on the link ..

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Article On Scale by Michele Beaulieu

Michele has written an interesting article on "scale" for EBSQ "ZINE", here is the address:
Please read Michele's Article as it is interesting and educational and she put a lot of work into it.

Grazin in the Grass

This old timer was sitting in a junkyard about fifty miles down the road. WARNING I.E.D. If you "CLICK" on this painting it will BLOW UP! (I.E.D.-improvised enlargement device)
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