Sunday, June 04, 2006

Roses in the Rain



These are the Roses in by backyard during the rainy season. I'm not a big floral type dude, but decided I wanted to enter a International artist magazine contest. 9x12 oil on linen.

34 Comments:

Blogger am-art said...

Just plain delcious!

7:54 AM  
Blogger Arzu said...

Beautiful painting.

10:40 AM  
Blogger justinpatrickparpan said...

There’s a lot of felling in this one. You portray the beauty and gloom of a rainy day with such grace sir. Congrats on a really nice piece of work, and good luck with the contest.

12:09 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

AM thanks enjoy the snack.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

I like the fallen petals. I just caught the showing of Korgoth tonight, great work on those backgrounds!

8:02 PM  
Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

One of your best. Tremendous.

9:41 PM  
Blogger Robin Neudorfer said...

Now you are pegged as the floral dude.
...not. I do believe you can do just about anything you put your mind to.

9:43 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks
arezoo

11:44 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks justin, I did enjoy doing it. Don't know if I'll do a ton of them but...

11:45 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey BG-- Thaks I had some issue wih the BG's But will iron those projects out in the future.

11:46 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Really thaks Dan. You do have a soft girl side.

11:47 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Robin,

Next little baby blue gingerbread houses with pink snow like frosting on a sparkly cake.

11:49 PM  
Blogger aw said...

Lovely feeling. You definitely captured the quality of a rainy day. Very nice!

12:11 AM  
Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

As much as I'm an Urban Barbarian, I do have a soft side! This one is really something special.

7:44 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Oh Dan,

Let's paint flowers together... Better yet ... pose for me?

8:23 PM  
Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

I will be the Rosebud to your Orson Welles!

1:18 AM  
Blogger Lesley said...

I read International Artist too and now they've changed it so you can enter digitally I've been thinking of entering at some point. I have a good feeling about your painting - I can just see it on one of the pages. I really hope you win something. I will be hugely excited if you do!! Good luck!

3:31 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Lesley-- Thanks and yes iIdigitally entered this time. the future is now!

1:08 PM  
Blogger glamaFez said...

You nailed 'em. I can hear the rain and smell the damp earth just looking at this.

1:22 PM  
Blogger Rebecca Grantham said...

took my breath!

so glad I stopped in.

3:03 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Breathe deep glam-- Breathe!!

5:43 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

You to Rebecca! Breathe!

5:45 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Hey, Bill!
I just got all 4 issues of your Big Blown Baby comics (I've never seen them before). They are amazing! Cartoony and gross!

Love the new painting of the roses too. Those leaves look nice.

9:25 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

BEAUITFUL!! WOW!!

10:18 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Shawn, But did you read them? They are actually funny.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Of course, I'm in the process of reading them (only just got them yesterday). And they ARE funny. I was reading some last night, laughing my ass off! You're a sick man, Bill!!!
Now I'm off to read more Big Blown Baby!

5:43 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thank God at that comic book sickness has passed... Now I'm all rose's and rain.

12:28 AM  
Blogger Sheri Burhoe said...

This is amazing ! I love it ! :)

4:21 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thnaks Sheri--

8:23 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

Bill - this is gorgeous - and it takes a non-floral painter to know how to paint flowers so they get that second look and WOW!!! This is just so not traditional - even if it is for International Artist ;)

8:19 AM  
Blogger Kristian Antonelli said...

it depicts fragility so well. You have created such a great view of the delicate

1:36 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey K-- Yes it may be a stretch for them over at IA-- They love photo real renderings of the obvious, but you never know. Maybe someone there will feel it.

12:35 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Kris,

Fragility is my middle name.

12:37 PM  
Blogger G R I G O R said...

this is my favorite!! great work!

12:35 PM  

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