Sunday, March 19, 2006

Downtown


Downtown 32 x 40 oil on wood. This one was done with the theme of the Emanate Domain show went well last night. I'm happy to say it sold at the opening bell. I was late so I missed some people, but did get to put some faces to some people I only knew though E- mails. Some collectors showed up and some old friends. I was concerned we didn't have enough time to get the word out for bigger crowds, but overall I was happy with the turn out. My paintings were arranged nicely in what felt like the perfect spot in the gallery and I got the kind of response from people was looking for.

19 Comments:

Blogger Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

Very nice, somehow it reminds me a bit of Bill Sienkiewicz...

1:40 PM  
Blogger aw said...

Almost has the washy feeling of a watercolor, espcially around the sparkly lights.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Jesse said...

Wow, super nice light in that.

4:37 PM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Sweet dude, congrats on the sale. I knew you'd do well. I hope I get to see the show when I'm in LA next week.

Where is the location of the subject in this painting? Is is downtown on Broadway or is it Pasadena?

4:45 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Thor,
Yeah he seems to own the hand done lens flare, but he stole it from Bob Peak. The thing is it's a ladder, but is so abstracted it looks like a glint.

7:07 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

AW
Yeah, it is an experment with how thin I can go. You can't see any of the cool underpint texture on this one unless you see the original.

7:08 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Jesse- thanks I was going for the blasted light.

7:10 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey T-- Hope to? Commit you bitch.

It is Broadway when we took pictures down there.

7:12 PM  
Blogger Elliot said...

Mazeltov mate.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

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7:26 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Congrats Bill!

I really like the sparkling light effect.
Glad the show went well.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Jeff Durham said...

Everything looks great. It's inspiring to see someone doing so many paintings and at such a good clip. And then posting them here? Too much.
Love all of your work!

10:07 PM  
Blogger Sheri Burhoe said...

William, I love your use of contrasting purples and yellows in this piece, it almost has a magical feel.Very nice ! :)

3:37 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Robert.

4:00 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Jeff I'm lucky I have a lot of drive for painting.

5:22 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

It's not magic, just using complementary colors and doing hundreds of bad paintings first. Thank God for belt sanders. I appreciate the idea though. Thanks for stopping by.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

Wow, there's a different kind of smoothness there. Wood seems to agree with your style as well as canvas.

11:35 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Yes AW I've be expermenting with thin paint and rags to rub it on.

10:56 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

This is beautiful!! Love how you handle the lighting and the use of color!!

5:07 PM  

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