Friday, September 29, 2006

Trailer #1



Here is the first in a series of trailer paintings. This is the most abstracted one, still not a true abstraction, more of an contemporary/ expressionist / impressionist kind of thing. This is trailer in a trailer park in El Monte. There are mostly fifties era trailers in this park so it was like walking into a time warp. Almost the entire neighborhood behind it as been redeveloped into new apartments and housing. They're a load of empty trailer slots, because the landlord it waiting for the end, a tenant said they were closing next year. I'm glad I found it in time.

49 Comments:

Blogger Jesse said...

I think it is safe to say I am quite keen on your paintings. However, it is a rare occurance when I look at a painting and the first thing I mutter is, "Wow."

Good show.

4:15 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Rare!?? ;-) Were is your blog anyway?

4:43 PM  
Blogger Jesse said...

same place it's always been:

jesseriggle.com/projects

5:28 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

You need to fix your profile, it's not under your blog listing,,,

6:13 PM  
Blogger Cali said...

light is very beautiful...

3:16 AM  
Blogger Chris Sterritt said...

Yeah, I have to agree with the "Wow!" thing. The intensity of the light is great!

5:52 AM  
Blogger Karen Sempsrott said...

Sometimes there is no better word than "WOW". I agree with Jesse and Chris...WOW! Great painting!

8:00 AM  
Blogger Jan Blencowe said...

Once again Bill you've taken a mundane subject, something some people might even classify as ugly and through brushwork, color and light turned it into a work of art! Always love seeing your stuff.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Jeff Hayes said...

That just might be the most luscious slice of light I've ever seen on canvas...

8:44 AM  
Blogger miles said...

potentially your most stormy and romantic yet - i give it a COSMIC HELL YES!

10:28 AM  
Blogger glamaFez said...

It's tough to make all 3 primary colors work together in a painting but you did it here.

11:21 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thank you Cali, You have so much stuff on your blog it's hard to tell when you don't speak French what you do, I assume you are an artist?

11:56 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Chris,

I can't get you blog link to work either.

11:57 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Karen, thanks and I like how you'er concentratrating of local people doing real things. I've have meant to do a lawn guys painting for sometime now,,,

2:11 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Jan,
You are the blog King! I feel like a loser that I only have 2.

2:14 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Jeff, Glad you like the taste of my light pie.

2:15 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Stormy and romantic? Did you break up with your trailer park girl?

6:31 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Glam,
Did I do that? I wasn't my PRIMARY goal but... thanks!

6:33 PM  
Blogger Leslie Sealey said...

What a great idea for a series!

7:23 PM  
Blogger Laura Wambsgans said...

I grew up in Temple City, a stones throw from El Monte. This trailer reminds me of long ago, you captured the feel perfectly. Excellent work.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Laura Wambsgans said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

10:03 PM  
Blogger limbolo said...

The new 'Abstracts' look great, Bill...
BRAVO, BRAVO!

9:41 AM  
Blogger Chris Sterritt said...

Hi Bill -- just not brave enough to give out my blog to the whirled just yet :-).

Wow, it's been WAY too many years since I took french -- reading Cali's blog is fun, but losing whole hunks of sentences gets old after a while. C'est dommage...

2:45 PM  
Blogger Ed Terpening said...

Definitely a wow painting, my first thought. Can't wait to see what you come up with this week at SLO. I can't wait for the light to return, here! Been here two days, and nothing but gray. The weather man says "sun, tomororw", so I'll have a chance and not look foolish on Friday when I turn in my week's work.

9:30 PM  
Blogger A. Riabovitchev said...

B E A U T I F U L !!!!:O)

6:08 AM  
Blogger Kali Fontecchio said...

The more I look at these paintings the more I like them. YOu definitely captured the twilight!

3:23 PM  
Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

You're the new Painter of Light! So long Kincaid!

anudder great one!

3:36 PM  
Blogger miles said...

calling them like i am seeing them man - beauty!

then again i did ride in a caravan down down the entire gold coast of australia...and it was a BLAST!

great painting!

10:50 PM  
Blogger mitchL said...

Awesome. I was instantly hit with a prehistoric brick and transported to Bedrock.

This works as a time warp on a few levels.

Then I realized what this actually was, and it's beautiful.

It's a wonder these things exist, even in the numbers they do, given the rate of change.

5:34 PM  
Blogger Shant said...

I like the use of compliments, the colors are great.

3:56 AM  
Blogger Dean H. said...

A beauty! Great stuff happens when the bright yellow-orange shapes smooches the laid back purple-blue. The perfect couple.

Dean

3:15 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

your paintings are awesome! love the color!!

4:46 PM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

You really slathered some paint on there, Bill. Nice color too.

12:33 AM  
Blogger Thomas said...

awsome paintings, "dark bus" is my favourite.

9:45 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Lesley,

thanks I'm taken with it too. I love the reacations I get of this guy is nuts form most people. another is going up in a bit.

1:58 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Laurea, You have a nice warm feeling to ylour work gald you stopped by. I come by the trailer feeeling honestly as we lived in one on Balboa Island when I was a child, when they accually had low income areas.

2:01 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks you Neil, You please me.

2:02 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

When your ready Chris we will be gentle.

2:03 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Ed, enjpoyed meeting you in peston, everone go to Ed's site, he's goot big news. Congrats boy!

2:11 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks A.R.!!!!!!!

2:12 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Kali, You want Twlight, you came to the right place check #2 in this series.

2:20 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Dan,

I'd accually like to be known as the paintter of "blight"

2:21 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Miles,
I imagine you have heard the dogs bark, whipped the donkey, ridden many a caravan and pulled many a train.

2:24 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Mitchl, they are going fast, I wonder where they will put the poor people? Tornado Alley I guess.

2:26 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Shanti, time for you to get a blog. It's easy.

2:27 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Dean, you are a great cat kisser yourself.

3:28 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

;-) Alina!

3:29 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thatks T. I like to slather on anyting that moves.

3:30 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Tomas, I like it enough that I'm putting it on my next business card.

3:31 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home