Sunday, November 26, 2006

Little Oddballs




Here is an oddball assortment of little paintings that are based on reality in someway, but are mostly from my head as I got a bit fanciful with them. Just some silly experimenting. Pink Barn is 6x8. Flatbed Abstraction is 8x10 and New Wall is 6x8 all in oil on linen panel. You decide which is which.

And watch for my Christmas Special about Santa's least hung Elf: " Little Oddballs" On Showtime.

26 Comments:

Blogger Brothergrimm said...

I like the flatbed one. It may be a little odd, but the lighting is great.
I do like the pink barn, too, though. Who would ever think of a pink barn? Maybe some very quirky cows.

4:32 AM  
Blogger Don Shank said...

these are cool. the one on the bottom is incredible. the sense of light is amazing!

9:10 AM  
Blogger glamaFez said...

I like "Pink Barn" the best. There's something unwholesome about that barn....

I keep looking back and forth between the violent red spot on the foreground post, and the shocking pink of the barn, and I am enjoying the relationship between those two colors.

10:04 AM  
Blogger dd said...

I love your paintings...and I love the feel of the last one, third one down..

just beautiful.

dustyd

12:29 PM  
Blogger bajel said...

awesome, love seeing these types of paintings from imagination. how long will the SLO show be up?

1:11 PM  
Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

Little Oddball? I love it!

6:16 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

You know who likes Pink Barns? Tracy Helgeson. Find her link under my links.

7:53 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Don, It's been awhile.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Johnnie Scoutten said...

I like these little oddballs, but especially the last one. The light!

8:12 PM  
Blogger ronji said...

What a coincidence...I have some little oddballs of my own!

8:40 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

hey Glam,

funny what you can get form one dot of red.

1:54 AM  
Blogger Mr. Hawthorne said...

I swear, I don't know how you do it. Great stuff, Bill.

Mike

9:43 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks DD I feel the love! ;-)

10:50 PM  
Blogger katzenjammer studios said...

Hey Bill. Interesting to see some of your explorations. Could you elaborate a bit on the mysterious red dot? Some theory behind that? It's really intense. Is that to help bring that pole to the foreground? To bring the audience's eye to the "beginning" of where you want them looking? Just curious. You might not have a motive behind it, but it's my little theory that you might : )

12:07 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Bajel-- Good question. I'll ask and post an update.

1:29 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Dan, Might work for Cartoon Network...

1:30 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Ron, I bet you do. Just don't pull them out on the stand like Captian Queeg.

1:31 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Same to you Mike, You draw like a race diver.

1:33 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Katz-- It's meant to be what you think it is, that warning not to go into the barn unless you want some crazy fuck to wear your skin and feed your liver to his snapping turtle.

1:35 AM  
Blogger Drazen said...

Like WOW!

12:04 AM  
Blogger Jon Conkey said...

When I look at your work I can't escape your mastery of the sky. It is a powerful element in your work...every bit as much as your subjects.

2:52 PM  
Blogger katzenjammer studios said...

Haha, that snapping turtle can have my liver. I've seemed to recently ruined it through heavy metal toxicity. HEED THE WARNING PEOPLE! Paint on your fingers and fumes do get to you!

My stomach has been hurting. Is there any method I can take to detox?

5:08 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Jon,

I'm working on it. ;-)

7:59 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Katz yes drink a gallon of water an hour, between vegetable Milkshakes and coffee enemas while watching the new R and S videos. That should shit it out of you.

8:03 PM  
Blogger Robert Hume said...

I tried to swing by the Segil Art Gallery today to see your paintings on display, but had some real crappy directions that got me all screwed up.:(
I hope your art will still be on display tommorrow or later on this week.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Michael Pieczonka said...

Bill.. I love the red barn. The composition, and the way the posts lead back is very dynamic. Rock ON!

1:58 PM  

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