Saturday, January 14, 2006

Monrovia Train


A this one isn't particularly incredible painting oil 6x8, but some other bigger paintings are still drying or need fixing. This is an old train that been parked at the end of one of the train lines in Monrovia. It will soon be moved and the spot be turned into a Metro stop. I didn't notice it for the last ten years until recently when I started exploring every square inch of the local area. I don't know how I missed it, it can be seen from a main street if you looking at the exact the right angle, but since I was never looking for it it missed it all there years.

16 Comments:

Blogger miles said...

this is a killer painting man...where a train is going isn't important...merely that you get on...post more man! let me know the next time you and JC go out scouting around for a spot to paint...i'm in!

1:16 AM  
Blogger aw said...

I like how you did the clouds with just a few brush strokes. It's very graceful.

1:35 AM  
Blogger kincept said...

I agree.. I like how this particular painting has nice staging and placement as well.. great stuff man! Keep it up!

11:29 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Miles I just checked your blog, some pretty cool stuff you doing. You keep getting better. Congrats on your progress in the gallery world.

1:24 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks AW I need to be that confident with everything.

1:26 PM  
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1:32 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey thanks Kinman! I see you have a blog, but the link on your profile didn't work for me.


Kinman Chan is one of the best figure painters to come out of Art Center recently. If you want to see some of his work he's got auctions up on E- bay right now. I own a few myself.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

I'm extremely partial to trainyards. I like the trains, but I love to see all the different styles of train stations or depots.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Jeff Hayes said...

Hi William,

This is a really nice sketch - railyards make a great subject. It's good to come back here and see what you've been up to lately - there are some terrific pieces here.

Cheers!

2:47 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks BG I have some downtown train stuff I need to do. Maybe I'll get the group down there next week.

4:25 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey jeff,

Gald to see you can comment on your blog now. Happy to trade vists. ;-)

4:34 PM  
Blogger Rich Faber said...

This one really stands out among the many great ones you've done Bill! Love it! Such beautiful atmosphere...

Best,
Rich

9:20 PM  
Blogger fjasdfljasld said...

I always enjoy the theme of your paintings. I sense a real passion for the forgotten technology of the past and the beauty of post modern industrial design.

10:52 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Rich,

Thanks for coming by. Your only the second lister to bother. ;-)

11:37 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey F !

I sense a real passion in current technology in your interests. ;-) Thanks for visiting with regularity.

11:41 PM  
Blogger Rich Faber said...

I suspect I'm not the only one to stop by, Bill. I've been lurking for a while, just taking it all in. It wouldn't surprise me if some of the other guys/gal have been checking up on your progress too.

As always, keep up the great work!

Best,
Rich

8:55 PM  

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