Monday, July 03, 2006

Azusa Twilight


Here is a medium sized studio (16x 24 oil on wood) painting of Azusa at the first moment of twilight. That time after a hot day when the sun is just down so things still seem to still be glowing with heat.

16 Comments:

Blogger Jesse said...

That sky works very well. That blue is glowing through the clouds beautifully.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

As always, love the trainyard. I like the blues in the sky, also, and I like how textured your buildings are. Remember my criticism about the train surface a few posts back? I think if that criticism can be taken seriously (being that it was made to a professional from a novice), works like this one completely redeem it.

12:54 AM  
Blogger aw said...

Love the chunky glowy bits showing through in the sky. It's such a nice scene that I want to see more of it...on the right side and a bit of distance to the horizon.... :)

12:59 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Jessie,
I almost painted over that color peaking thru... can you imagine?

6:05 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

BG I think the Green tran has a lot going for it, but does feel a little off in spots. I think this is an easer subject.

6:07 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

AW: It's funny how often when I let the transperant lay- in stay untouched, It ends up being the highlight of the painting.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Clive said...

Stunning; I can feel the heat. Like everyone else I also like the chunky glowy blue showing through in the sky, amazing how abstract strokes of paint evoke reality.

8:43 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Clive,

Thanks this is one of the ones that I had clear enough in my mind that I did it with a nice flowing confidence. Unlike the painting I've been struggling with for the last three days and just trashed.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Wow!

5:26 PM  
Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

Ha-cha-cha!!

5:52 PM  
Blogger balan said...

Good use of broken color. Like it alot.
Al
www.frakesfineart.com

8:03 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Shawn and Dan.

8:11 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey B.
I like your dumpster series. You look about my age, to bad your not on the West Coast... we could go painting some filth together.

8:13 PM  
Blogger chia said...

wow! did you have to race the clock to get this one done before the sun dipped completely below the horizon? you did a great job of capturing that dusk glow that's only there for moments. great piece!

2:20 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Studio painting Erich, studio painting. ;-)

11:43 AM  
Blogger chia said...

witchcraft!

3:57 AM  

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