Monday, October 30, 2006

ParkHill Road


Oil on wood 16x24 image slighty trimmed.

This is up in Santa Margarita down an pretty funky back road. There was a labyrinth of old cars and trucks behind the hand made fence. I wrote a little story about another view that in in my SLO adventures about the gentlemen on the property next to this one informing me he was armed.

I was struck by the big dark hill and the sliver of light blasting on the fence. I also love boats in front yards. I think there is a subtle giant wave behind it in the form of the hill.

16 Comments:

Blogger tonypetersart said...

I've been meaning to play with that idea myself. There's something about seeing a boat out of water that's captivating. It's not in it's element, not being useful, not serving it's purpose. There's something psychological about that kind of imagery.

8:51 PM  
Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

I like this one quite a bit. Has a very abandoned feel to it. Desolate. Definitely a mood to it.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

There's an irony to having a boat sitting in the midst of waves of tall, dead grass that makes this one cool (especially when you consider water teeming with engorged life, dead grass being life deprived). I also like the green density of trees covering the hill.

10:42 PM  
Blogger bdelpesco said...

Just beautiful... what a powerful composition.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Leslie Sealey said...

I like this one; it has a "calm before the storm" feeling to it.

2:07 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Not serving a purpose? I say thee Nay! Decoration, Shorter trip to the lake, and insperation.

3:26 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Around the corner was Genuinely creepy, even I felt nervous going in there. Mentally smelled like leather face.

3:30 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey BG-

Irony is good. I need that little something extra so people ca see beyond the obvious. like you have. ;-)

10:44 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Les-- Like my personality. ;-)

10:52 PM  
Blogger sparth said...

hi william

i've been going on your blog for quite a while already. great art. color tones, compo. you have such a big amount of top notch pieces in there it's mind blowing.
linked your site on my blog construc btw.

take care

sparth - nicolas

1:26 PM  
Blogger ALTAMIRA said...

muy lindos paisajes.
Saludo

3:45 PM  
Blogger Clive said...

Great new posts. You must have a big scanner William. If there's too much paint for scanning can you just take digital photos, direct sun out of doors? Very nice car junkyard painting I hope my friend Ron M. who does the watercolour cars has crawled out from under the rug and visited your site for worship and inspiration.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Todd Harris said...

this is a great one. I love your style and sense of colors. your work inspires me and you have a great blog here.

6:48 AM  
Blogger limbolo said...

love this.

2:50 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Sparth,

Your digital work is amazing, right up there with the top guys. One of there days I'll get up to speed. I need to swap oil painting tip's for digital painting tips with someone on your level.

7:35 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

alt--thanks you very much.

7:35 PM  

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