Thursday, November 30, 2006

UP Puller








Here is a painting done for the SLO show, but it sold before I could send it to them so I don't know if it will even be in the show. 24x36 oil on Wood don't forget the shows I'm in...
on December second at the Segil gallery-->> See link on right
and Dec 9th see link for the Just Looking Gallery on the right column.------------->>>>>>

A special shout out and swish of the brush to Mark for mentioning me on Boing Boing.

30 Comments:

Blogger Shawn said...

I can see why it sold so fast! This painting is beautiful!

I wish I could make it to your show. I'm sure it's gonna be great!

9:57 PM  
Blogger Miles said...

niiice - anything with orange in it RULES!

love the color!

10:16 PM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Very striking image, the dark against light is very dramatic.

10:30 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Shawn,

Why can't you?

12:14 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Miles yes, orange rules and yellow is hot! Black kicks Ass and Red is awsome. Brown however, sucks.

12:16 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thatks Tony ---Kind of like you with your shirt off.

12:17 AM  
Blogger m collier said...

You are an inventive and fearless painter --

7:09 AM  
Blogger Jon Conkey said...

I imagine I could hop the BNSF train in Santa Fe, then jump off when it gets near your opening; but if I fall asleep I might end up in "Satan's Junkyard".

7:42 AM  
Blogger Jeff Hayes said...

Great painting as always - good luck in the shows!

8:14 AM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

I always love your reds & oranges.
Oh, and there's always room for brown. Just not much.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Robin Neudorfer said...

Looking forward to the first show. Congratulations on Boing Boing.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Marlo Meekins said...

a successfully masculine painting as usual!

3:32 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

MC,

Can I say you are an astute artistic judge with impeccable taste.

3:58 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Jon:

So I have created a world you can live in, excellent.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Mark Reep said...

Great painting- Easy to see why it sold quickly. Thought I'd pass on this link to a photographer's site I ran across awhile ago- Good stuff, maybe some of it’s your kind of thing.

http://oboylephoto.com/ruins/index.htm

8:38 PM  
Blogger Mitch K said...

Beautiful. You always seem to pick the perfect time of day to paint.

10:01 PM  
Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

This is one of your best. Perfect sky. Perfect train [ once again, I like the lettering on the train for some reason ].

Incredible.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Pissedoffcabbie said...

Your paintings are superb. For me, a good painting works like a snapshot of a childhood memory, and yours do just that.

Are you by chance related to a Matt Wray?

11:10 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Jeff thanks buddy-- always nice to hear.

11:14 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

BG How did I know you would be the defender of Brown? I kid, all colors are great there are no "bad" colors. it's just how they are are used next to one another.

11:17 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Robin!

11:17 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Marlo, I always try and be successfully masculine... My poor neglected feminine side...

11:19 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Mark:Speaking of a soft feminine poetic side, you are a spiritual dreamer building a stairway to heaven. Not that thee is anything wrong with a sensitive guy or heaven, except I won't be going there.

Thanks for the link I have so many paces to go. I really want to visit a place were they tear apart ships for scrap metal.

11:26 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thaks Mark , some thinks it's cheesy , but the glory hour offers contrast and rich color, who can resist?

11:30 PM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

True for colors, but pastels are too nice, neons too flamboyant, and plaid just can't be trusted.

8:31 AM  
Blogger aw said...

Really nice. I love the foreground texture. Looks like it could be water...or not...well done!

10:05 AM  
Blogger Leslie Sealey said...

Bill, no wonder this sold immediately; it is beautiful!!
I love the colors you used and I agree with AW about the foreground-you leave it to the viewer's imagination. Great work!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Beautiful stuff.
I haven't been by for a while, and my god! you've been busy. I wish I could be up in SLO for your opening--I'm sure it will be a blast. Your work is so inspiring, Bill--overused adjective, I know but what else can one say? They just make me feel good(and that's nothing to sneeze at).

2:25 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Aw-- just a bunch of brushs strokes, best not fuss with dirt and small rocks.

11:47 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Leslie, now I visit you. ;-)

11:49 PM  

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