Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Buses, 9 x 12, oil on panel

These two buses are in a junk yard that I drive by almost everyday. They are tucked into the forest directly across from where I stop. As traffic whizzes by I find myself staring at these shapes, thinking about the thousands of hours spent on buses like this as a child. Yet I'm also intrigued by the bold, intense yellow against a field of non-color. The contrast and abstract shapes bring thoughts of Mark Rothko.  It has taken me four years of observation to make this painting–in 90 minutes.


  1. A scene from rural Pa., a graveyard for school busses, abandoned and discarded; you have brought life to something many people would never take a second look at. You've captured them in their moment in time, for all time. Nice job Ron.