Thursday, April 26, 2007

Gold Country Plein Air + Monrovia Backyard




I'll be at this little paint out, I hope you can stop by-- Sponsored by the Vault gallery--see links------->>>>

Gold Country Plein Air

Directions to Paint-out Site Saturday, May 5: From the west, Highway 108 through Oakdale. Skip the first "Sonora" exit and turn right at the next exit, Limekiln Road. See signs for Mountain Springs, 2 miles. 17566 Limekiln Road.

From the North: Highway 49 through Angels Camp, on to Sonora. Stay on Washington Street (same as 49 until the stoplight), do not follow 49 to Oakdale. Washington Street crosses Highway 108 and changes name to Limekiln. 17566 Limekiln.News!
(4/14/07) The location for the paint-out is on the Mountain Springs property. Not the golf course, but on the ranch area. With rolling hills, oaks, wildflowers, barns, cattle, ponds, it's just perfect! And very beautiful. We will have a crew out there on Saturday morning from about 7:30 onwards helping you find parking and the artists. This is going to be a great spot and I can't wait to see the paintings roll off the easels.

Artists will arrive and be ready between 8 and 9 a.m. and will paintuntil 2 p.m. Parking will be near the artists on a dirt trail, or at the golf clubhouse parking lot a short walk away. Lunch at Birdie's Cafe at the clubhouse until 3 p.m. And a porta potty onsite. All the modern conveniences. Bring bikes or a picnic lunch, hats and cameras, make this a fun day. Think about bug spray and sneakers and sun lotion.



Also here is back yard view in Monrovia. 9x12 oil on linen panel. This is a departure as I didn't paint my usual ground color-- this is pure canvas. Feels a bit washed out, but it sort of suits the white light that was the moment.

30 Comments:

Blogger Brothergrimm said...

I love the bottom on, even the house & RV are kind of earthy.
One weird thing that's still cool--there's a juxtaposition (for lack of a better word) I didn't catch until I enlarged the picture. The RV is sitting there looking at us, and the row of windows and door on the house come together to look like a profile view of the RV. It's like a visual connection between two spaces of modern living.

10:56 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Damn--it's true, it is a cartoon ghost of a bus...

11:00 PM  
Blogger tonypetersart said...

Those are some nice paintings Bill, I especially like the top one. Great trees, nice brushwork.

12:25 AM  
Blogger Cooper Dragonette said...

I don't know which one I like better, but your use of shape and line is key to both. The little detail of fence and telephone pole in the upper painting pulls it together. The lower painting rides the line nicely between staying loose and getting detailed. Both are gems.

5:47 AM  
Blogger Slim Johnson said...

Great color, feeling of light and brushwork that really lays it in there.

5:55 AM  
Blogger Ed Terpening said...

This should be a great show. Last year, Kris hung my paintings next to Ray Roberts. Yikes! It was a honor, of course.

Hope to paint with you one day there. I'm arriving Monday morning.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Karenpaints said...

what is your usual color ground? stupid question???

6:05 PM  
Blogger Leslie Sealey said...

B.G. has sharp eyes-that really does look like a bus on the bottom painting! That is really cool, but mainly I think this is a painting without one false move; every color you put down is just right.

6:15 PM  
Blogger Miles said...

great shit man! just so damn great! you love color and so do we when you do

9:40 PM  
Blogger SmittyCartoons said...

Know you're a big Searle fan... in case you haven't seen this yet...
http://ronaldsearle.blogspot.com/

3:42 AM  
Blogger Michael Naples said...

Washed out? That's crazy. This is great...as usual.

2:42 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thatnks Tony, your new one is a real showstopper too!

10:38 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Cooper, the top pne in and older one re- done. the bottom is the "latest"

11:19 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Slim---

11:32 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Yes Ed, I dropped you an e- mail with my cell-- let's go slap some oil-- I'll be their on Wed--

11:33 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Karen Paints -- Usually a warm ground like a Indian yellow , erth orange or a red of some sort. do you have a bolg ? There is no link on your profile page.

1:41 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Karen Paints -- Usually a warm ground like a Indian yellow , erth orange or a red of some sort. do you have a bolg ? There is no link on your profile page.

1:41 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Lislie-- thanks , the goal is to do just enough strokes to finish!

11:58 AM  
Blogger Tom Kidd said...

I really like that Monrovia painting. You're especially good at capturing a time of day. N.C. Wyeth was good at this too. I wish I could join your paint out.

Saturday I went to see Vince Giarrano's one-man show in Woodbury. He had some great paintings up and neat little studies he exhibited in tiny painting boxes he had made himself. We agreed to go out and do some painting together soon. One day I hope to launch a new blog (#3) of artist friends and photos. Vince will be in there when I do and some other cool characters.

8:28 PM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

I like them all.. best of luck on the trip to Sonora.. I expect to hear great tales of artistic bravery and other incidents.

1:57 AM  
Blogger catalyst0527 said...

I love the first picture.
I like that kind of road! :)

8:18 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Miles-- Miss you babe, invite me when you get a model--

1:40 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thatks Smitty!

1:56 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Michael-- maybe that was the wrong choice of words--

1:57 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Thanks Tom-- I used to do comics with Vince-- funny how we both got serious about the fine art painting game about the same time. Give him my regards--

2:00 PM  
Blogger ryan said...

Excellent excellent excellent! You did an amazing job on the Monrovia Backyard.

3:35 AM  
Blogger Michael Chesley Johnson, PSA said...

You've got a pair of real beauts there!

11:57 AM  
Blogger william wray said...

Ryan, thanks! The first in a series---

8:27 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks MCJ!

8:28 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I LOVE it.

1:38 PM  

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