Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Birds on a Wire




Here's a little painting I did because I wanted to, but also to try and impress CW Mundy. He's one of my favorite living painters and is judging the Ray mar painting contest. I have no idea why I thought he would like what I did, I didn't copy his style, but I keep him in mind as I did it. He might just click right by it when he sees the subject.

http://www.cwmundy.com/ (cut and paste)

I really was thinking "harmony" working with commentary colors. This is just across from the last Junkyard painting. Glad I took a shot it was gone next time I stopped by. I find more and more I like these little simple ones best...

32 Comments:

Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

I'd like to request a title change.

"Caravan near phone line with birds"

Has a nice ring to it, dontcha' think?

You may want to hire me to title your forthcoming works. I'm cheap too.

11:39 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Sure, I'll pay you out of the comission money I get from you.

11:49 PM  
Blogger Leslie Sealey said...

I feel like the tree in the background is competing with the camper as the focal point, but overall I really love the colors and design of this. Nice job!

5:28 AM  
Blogger June Parrish Cookson said...

Wonderful! Love the light and those little birds on telephone line. Now I'll have to check out Mundy.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Shane P said...

Wow , wow I'm glad you posted on my blog so I could find your blog. Beautiful!! I love plein air.I've heard about you for years. I didn't know you had a blog. So glad I found it. Thanks

11:54 AM  
Blogger liz carney said...

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12:20 PM  
Blogger liz carney said...

i was wondering if these paintings are for sale in a gallery or through this site? i paint industrial landscapes too...cranes and boat cradles are my favorite. sometimes my provincetown plein air "henry henche" training causes a struggle in painting gorgeous cape light without the cliched imagery. it's good to see you handling those issues in your work. thanks.

12:30 PM  
Blogger ryan said...

damn... you did a fine job of capturing the feeling & colors of the sun starting to go down at the end of the day. i love that time of day, and i love that feeling - both of which I feel when looking at this painting. you did an excellent, excellent job of capturing it. that must of been hard. the colors are right on

12:49 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Leslie,

Maybe a little, but I like the contrast it gives. The problen is it's a little stacked on top of it becase of it small size, if it was bigger and "framed" it, it wouldn't be an issue.

4:46 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey June,

Thatks you should like CW not everting he does is great, but his best stuff is tops!

4:48 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

He Shane,

I was wondering who the Fosters guy was. Love your work.

4:49 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Liz ,

Anything you interested in E- mail me directly. I can give you prices and if I have them or if a gallery has them.

Henry Henche was a color blaster. My favorite of the recently departed color guys is Sergi Bodgard. I know what you mean by sentimental elements in the work. That's what Modern galleries tell me, but sunset is such a nice time to paint. I'll keep plugging away and becoming more modern in my own way.
--
william.wray@verizon.net

5:08 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

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5:12 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Oh and Liz,
I when to your site as I couldn't find a blog and liked your work very much, It feel pretty darn great to me. Love the figures.

5:13 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Rayn,

When the painting look good or "hard" that when they are easy. The ones that look ok or not so good are the hard ones. One flows out easy the other is a struggle, like an impacted turd.

5:16 PM  
Blogger miles said...

killer color man!

9:30 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

I just love the colour in this one.

And the very next thing I'm doing is googling your colour guys Henry Henche and Sergi Bodgard!

2:53 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Miles!

10:50 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Kath.

Sergei Bongart is my hero I recomend his book to everyone.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Patch said...

Great color pallette.

12:51 PM  
Blogger alberto mielgo said...

Dear William,
All your paintings are getting better and better.

12:57 PM  
Blogger natepaints said...

Your work is really wonderful. Just wanted to let you know that I am going to add a link to you from my own blog. I enjoy seeing your paintings, and more people should see them! You handle light and space masterfully. Keep it up.

4:43 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Patch, hang 10 for me. ;-)

5:33 PM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Has a real sun-baked feel with that orange glow.

Good luck with the Raymar competition... you ought to win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

5:54 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

As does your work Alberto. You astound me.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Ed Terpening said...

I agree with Leslie, the trees are aligned with the trailer and they compete rather than complement eachother.

If they were moved right, a nice triangle would be formed from the top of the power pole, to the trees, leading to the camper.

8:45 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Ed said,

"I agree with Leslie, the trees are aligned with the trailer and they compete rather than complement eachother.

If they were moved right, a nice triangle would be formed from the top of the power pole, to the trees, leading to the camper."

thatks Ed, I have a suggestion for you on your blog.

11:37 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Nate, I'm trying to get the word out as we all are. Thanks for the help.

11:41 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

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11:52 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks tony,

I don't mind when a painter of happy flowers doesn't pick my work, I expect them to pick stuff they like, like another happy flower painters work. It will be harder if I miss with him as he a bit of an influence and I really like a lot of his work.

11:54 PM  
Blogger dany boom said...

i really like this one and ive spent a lot of time looking at it - i made it my screensaver. love the brushwork and the colors.

it seems a little petty to me to bitch about that tree behind the camper fightime against the composition of the piece. i get what theyre saying - its academic and simple to understand - but soemtimes these accidental framings seem more true to life and add something real to the overall image.

youve been a good sport about the coments and perhaps you dont need me fighting for you william but i think its a nifty little piece.

dany
danyboom.blogspot.com

7:31 AM  
Blogger Wax Beach Artist said...

Simply beautiful.

9:15 AM  

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