Friday, January 06, 2006

Night Pond


A nocturne of the settling ponds next to my house in Sierra Madre. It a series of artificial ponds used to refill the city's water supply. It's a sometimes pretty area when they aren't dumping garbage, organizing construction convoys of trucks and cutting all the vegetation into dirt. It's a no trespassing zone, but I vault the fence all the time. It's my belief that no area should be off limits to the artist.;-)

14 Comments:

Blogger Dik Pose said...

Ohhh man! What a beauty. You really nailed the atmosphere!! great looking piece...

...But, looks like I am gonna have to call the cops on you, they are going to have a warrant to seize this illegally made piece of art!

1:49 PM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

Awesome painting! Actually, I completely share your belief. I once managed to get to the roof of a building from the alleyway to get a good photo of the river. It's usually best to hit good scenes after hours, anyway.

5:38 AM  
Blogger Stef said...

That's a superb painting William, I also love the "waiting" one,
Happy new year!

2:01 PM  
Blogger aw said...

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5:11 PM  
Blogger aw said...

I really like this one. Lovely ambiance. How big is it?

5:14 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

DIC: I like breaking trespass laws.

8:21 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

BG:

Something exhilarating about breaking the law in the name of capturing beauty. Sometimes I get a hard time, but when I show them my card and make friends, usually things work out. I don't like to ask permission because when they say no I get angry.

8:25 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thank you Stef, same to you.

8:26 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

AW thanks: 9x12 I meant to post size, but forgot.

8:27 PM  
Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

Best one yet!

2:23 AM  
Blogger Drazen said...

beautiful work Mr. Wray

7:38 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thank you D.

I see your a fan of Ronald Searle. I love him too.

9:20 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

And that you Dan for loving to draw drunk.

9:20 PM  
Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

I do what I have to do...

9:54 PM  

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