Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Crane After The Rain




When Tony and I were in Stockton we wondered around a port area that had a huge crane on the bank of narrow harbor. There was a big barge parked in port and a grain silo type building across the way. It was late in the day and the colors after the rain were lovely. I expected the workers to stop us a some point, but there was no hassles. Everyone was quitting for the day and there was no security patrolling.
We both got some great shots. This is my first painting based on that excursion. I didn't have the presence on mind to notice the name of the business, darn it.

12x16 oil on RMLB

29 Comments:

Blogger mark said...

Great mood to this painting. Metaphorical the way the boom asends to the light. When we see conditions like that here in Texas, I'm looking for the tornado. This is going to be a jewel on the gallery wall.

6:08 PM  
Blogger Robin Neudorfer said...

This is yummy! That sky is very, very sweet.

6:46 PM  
Blogger Michael Pieczonka said...

Bill.. what a nice blue harmony. I really like the cool late afternoon feeling, and I'm always fascinated by cranes.. reminds me of a small yellow one you had posted on your web page a while back. Great reflects too.

cheers Mike

8:17 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Yes Mark-- I'm with you... cranes love reaching for the lord. Doesn't all heavy equipment long for heaven? I know mine does. :-0

12:58 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Robin,

I had confident fun with this one.

12:59 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Hey Skipsta,

Yes my new blog title is soon to be Trains, Cranes and Automobiles.

1:03 AM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

I thought for sure they were going to lock the gate on us and we'd spend the evening swimming the harbor to get out.

5:38 AM  
Blogger Larry Seiler said...

lovely as usual, Bill...you just keep crankin' 'em out, and we'll just keep enjoying each of them!

7:56 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Tony: Swimming in the harbor naked sounds like fun, maybe with our " El Lesion" park buddies.

12:01 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Larry aways nice to hear from you.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Mike Thompson said...

Incredible piece, William!

4:11 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Wow, Bill! You've been posting some great stuff lately!

Hope you had a nice Holiday!

4:22 PM  
Blogger Brothergrimm said...

I got a little busy and missed couple posts. Nice work in reflection on the crane--did it get submerged because of the rain? It's funny that you always talk about security guards, and around here, they're not nearly as common an appearance.
I don't know why, but what I liked best about your abandoned car one was that post in the middle with the board or whatever across it. It took me a minute to realize it wasn't just another street lamp, and it looks too high to be a street sign. What the hell is that?

10:58 PM  
Blogger Adam Ford said...

Really breathetaking work!

8:51 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Mike!

11:18 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Shawn,

Yeah I'm getting behind of my freelace I'm loving paing so much.

11:18 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks BG-- Yeah it was sitting on a stip of mud next to on a big slab of cement giving the effect of being on a lake or something.
I think the pose your taling about is a Telephone pole.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Miles said...

whoa! killer one WW!

2:24 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Got some happy colors going here. Cool the way you rendered the water with reflection of the digging device.. hmmm reminds me of something -- can't quite put my mind on it... another accomplishment!

8:19 PM  
Blogger Jennifer McChristian said...

This painting looks so tantalizing I want to eat it!

10:19 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Miles!

11:26 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

WK-- Reminds you of that hot August night in the at the bus stop in Fresno where we met?

11:28 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Jen- Please do! Pretend it's toast... Don't forget the jam.

11:32 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Ha!

5:01 AM  
Blogger Ted Bramble said...

Bill Wray, you can walk between bitchin' cartoons and good paintings. I hate you. But not really. You know what I mean.

8:24 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

God help me Ted I do...
;-)

6:24 PM  
Blogger kee said...

Nice things are happening in this painting.

1:23 AM  
Blogger Rod McKie said...

I made a resolution not to envy the talents of others this year William. It's January 4 and I just broke it twice, once with this painting and again over at your cartoon blog.

8:04 PM  
Blogger paintrly1 said...

Will,
This painting is really inspiring. Gorgeous!

5:56 PM  

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